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Wytheville, Virginia: Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum

H.R. Umberger 1930s filling station, long bypassed and neglected, was restored and reopened in 2011 as a museum of vintage petroliana.

975 Tazewell St., Wytheville, VA
Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum, I-81 Exit 70, near E. Lee Trinkle Regional Visitors Center.
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Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum.

Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum

Nowhere to pull off the road to stop and see the station. Parking lot was blocked off as well.

[Grilly, 05/25/2013]

Filling station.

Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum

An old gas station has been preserved as a museum along old Highway 21, in the 1930s a main conduit between the Great Lakes and Florida. H.R. Umberger's business, the "Lakes to Florida Service Station," thrived through the 1950, until the road was rerouted through Wytheville and bypassed by I-77.

[Julie Barnes, 05/20/2012]

Classic filling station restored and reopened in 2011 as a museum of vintage petroliana.

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