Dwight, Illinois: Restored 1930s Texaco Gas Station

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Amblers Texaco Gas Station

IL Rt. 17, Dwight, IL
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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