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PHILLIPS 66 SERVICE STATION
McLean, Texas

Location:
Westbound on Old Route 66 Highway
2 blocks West of Main Street in McLean, Texas
Gray County, Texas Panhandle

By Delbert Trew
McLean Tx - Phillips Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

The First Phillips 66 Retail Outlet in Texas – 1928

This vintage 1928 gas service station, designed in “Cottage Fashion” and often called a “Doll House” was started in 1927 after Congress authorized a coast-to-coast highway called Route 66. Finished in 1928, the station operated under different owners and brands of products until the Interstate system came into being.

Company records show this station was the first Phillips Petroleum Company retail outlet built outside Oklahoma at the time. Renovated in 1992 by local citizens under the auspices of the Old Route 66 Association of Texas, this now famous Route 66 Icon is the most photographed property all along Route 66. The site is owned and maintained by the Texas Route 66 Association.

The First Phillips 66 Retail Outlet in Texas – 1928
Postcard Courtesy Delbert Trew
McLean Tx - Phillips 66 old Truck
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

The station is part of a city-wide effort to maintain the brick streets, local color and early day atmosphere of the Route 66 Era. Three museums, antique and gift shops, the Avalon Theater façade and restaurants stand ready to serve travelers who visit McLean.

© Delbert Trew

McLean TX - - 1929 Route 66 Phillips 66 Station
Jimmy Dobson Photo, May 2016
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