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Baxter Springs Route 66 Visitor Center940 Military Ave., Baxter Springs, KS
A pair of vintage Phillips 66 gas pumps stand in front of the station. They appear to be from two different design periods, or at least two different manufacturers.
The original station was built in early 1930 as a Independant Oil & Gas Station but soon after the company merged with Phillips Petroleum. It remained a Phillips 66 gas until 1958 It was originally much smaller that the building is today. In the early 1940s the service bay and center section were added. The original station ended where the chimney is on the roof now.
Ownership changed several times before it became the Visitors Center in 2005. By then it had already been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. In 2007 it was restored to the way it look in 1940.