Effingham, Illinois: Restored 1920 Gas Station

A vintage gas station moved from Casey, IL, and restored. No gas, but the public is invited to pull in and take pictures of their cars at the pumps.

Mid America Motorworks

Address:
17082 US Hwy 45, Effingham, IL
Directions:
From I-57/I-70 take exit 162 onto Hwy 45 north for 1.5 miles, turn into Mid America Motorworks at the Drive In sign, gas station on the right.
Hours:
M-Su 8 am - 5pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
217-540-4700
Admission:
Free.
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Gas sign.

Restored 1920 Gas Station

I used my DeLorean to go back in time and snap a photo of the station's Mobil-Socony sign.

[Jon Morgan, 12/05/2018]

Car showroom.

Restored 1910 Gas Station

We stopped even though it was closed and an employee named Michelle came and let us see the garage. Such nice people. Very interesting.

[Loving, 07/05/2014]

1910 Gas Station.

1910 Gas Station

This old gas station was originally located in Casey, IL and moved to the Mid America Motorworks campus in 1995 where it was restored. It's open to the public to pull up to for a photo with their favorite vehicle.

[Ed Baumgarten, 06/10/2010]

Photo op tip for restored vintage gas stations: Position your car and then pretend to feed banana peels and other garbage into its flux capacitor slot. No DeLorean available? A "toaster" model Scion XB is even better. It's back to the post-oil, post-design future!

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