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Rex Smith Oil Company

2321 N. West Bypass, Springfield, MO
Phone: 417-866-1960

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The cottage style Rex Smith Oil Company Station opened in 1932 as a Flying A Station and Cafe with tourist cabins out back. What a neat Ozark sandstone cottage style station. It is located on the 1936-1954 bypass alignment of Route 66 at 2321 N. West Bypass.

x One of the two stone duplex cottages is still standing next to the station. This style of cabin was common in the 1930s and offered a welcome nights rest to road weary travelers.

Photo(s): 2012



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.