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Herman's Garage

Route 66 / Hwy. 122 at Hwy. 371, Thoreau, NM

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Relocated from Grants in 1937 this is one of New Mexico's oldest gas stations on Route 66. The building moved again in 1963, but just 200 yards west and that's when they quit selling gas. The white office and canopy part of Herman's is a 1931 prefabricated gas station that was first located in Gallup and moved here later in the 1930's. The station has a steel roof. This is just west of the Red Mountain Market on old 66.

x The garage section behind the office was added later. It looks like a number of tires are being used to hold down a tarp on the roof on another building. Old meets new in the cell tower behind the station. Placed on NRHP in 1993 - #93001212

Photo(s): 2013



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