Dwight, Illinois: Restored 1930s Texaco Gas Station

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Amblers Texaco Gas Station

Address:
IL Rt. 17, Dwight, IL
Directions:
Amblers Texaco Gas Station. West side of Dwight, along an old section of Route 66 at the intersection with IL Rt. 17.
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Restored 1930s Texaco Gas Station

Built in 1933, this filling station pumped until 1999 and was the longest operating station along Route 66. Restoration (without services) to its 1940-ish style was completed in 2007. Now it's the Dwight Visitor Center.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/03/2013]

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Restored 1930s Texaco Gas Station.

Restored 1930s Texaco Gas Station

The Ambler-Becker Station has been the Dwight Route 66 Visitor Center since 2007. Outside is a vintage-looking billboard and non-functioning gas pumps. Inside you'll find a lot of tools and equipment from the old days of the roadside gas station. There's also a plywood service station attendant with a head hole cut out where you can put your face, a 1914 Model T Ford fire truck, and some big maps that you can stick a pin in to show where you're from.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/27/2018]

Vintage gas pumps.

Restored 1930s Texaco Gas Station

There is an electric vehicle charging station at the station. True to the original theme of Route 66 in the modern era!

[Tony, 03/25/2017]

Restored Texaco station

Restored 1930s Texaco Gas Station

Fire engine parked inside from 1914! [Melissa, 06/03/2013]

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