Route 66 Gas Station Nationally Recognized

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 5:29 pm
By: News On 6

A piece of history in downtown Tulsa is being nationally recognized.  The 1926 gas station at 6th and Elgin underwent a makeover last year and the original Route 66 landmark was once again surrounded by cars on Thursday.

Downtown developer Michael Sager, says they rebuilt the gas station to its exact construction, even the doors and windows were rebuilt at tremendous expense to meet National Park Service Standards.

Sager says he's a native Tulsan and used to travel along Route 66 in the back of his parents' car and says the gas stations were always interesting.

"Phillips built these stations around the United States. This station is unique and there are only four of them left in the United States. And it's an important piece in downtown Tulsa," said Sager.

The Phillips station is listed on the National Park Service's database.