Decatur, Texas: Petrified Wood Gas Station, Cafe, Motel Team Field Report

100 S. US Highway 21, Decatur, TX
Decatur is where US Hwy 287 and US Hwy 380 intersect, and hour NW of Dallas. Corner of Business 287 and Hale Avenue.
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Petrified Wood Gas Station. Petrified Wood Gas Station, Cafe, Motel
The businesses have changed, but a cluster of vintage buildings paneled with petrified wood still stand. Report...

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Petrified Wood Motel.  Petrified Wood Motel

The petrified wood motel, which is closed, is part of and located directly behind the petrified wood gas station in Decatur Texas.

[Joe Boulter, 05/06/2006]

The motel was called the Texas Tourist Camp -- it closed in the mid-1970s.

Petrified Wood Gas Station. Petrified Wood Gas Station, Cafe, and Motel

Possibly another contender for the title of world's oldest building. In the early '90s I visited a cafe, gas station, and small motel all made of petrified wood. The buildings looked like they'd originally been built in the '30s or '40s. The cafe had been restored and was open, and they were almost done restoring the gas station. No work had been done on the tiny motel, but it was still in pretty good shape.

[Dean Jeffrey, 02/17/2002]

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