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Wilkerson's Gas Station

I-40, exit 300, north frontage road, Newkirk, NM

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The old adobe Wilkerson's Station has seen seriously better days, to say the least. Since the station closed it's apparently been on a continuous downhill ride. This is often reported as having been a Gulf station, but the truncated, "V" shape of the canopy makes me think that this was a Phillips 66 station at some point. There was a Gulf station in Newkirk, but it may have been at a different location.

xThe building is not so slowly falling apart. The front windows have shattered, maybe from the stress of the collapsing walls and roof.

Photo(s): 2015



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