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Miami Marathon Gas Station

331 S. Main St, Miami, OK

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Transcontinental Oil built this little glazed brick Neoclassical style station in 1929. It became a Marathon station in 1931 after Transcontinental and the Marathon Oil Company merged.

The station is about 1-1/2 blocks south of the Miami Gateway Sign.
GPS: 36.869708, -94.877391

The building was used for various retail and service businesses for years after it ceased being a gas station. In 1999 a new owner restored the building and created a little museum and souvenir shop with visible gas pumps back in place. That business closed in 2016 and the building was sold, but the pumps stayed. Sadly in early 2018 one of the pumps was stolen only to be recovered about a month later. The owner then removed all three pumps.

The station is located on the 1926 to 1937 alignment of Route 66, one block south of the intersection of Main Street and Hwy 69A. You go by the station on your way to the Sidewalk Highway. The newer 1937 alignment turns west at Hwy 10, one block north of the station.

xThe Marathon logo includes the Greek runner Pheidippides who was the original marathon man. The company slogan "Best in the long run "appears under the runners feet.

xThe pump top glass globes featured the runner as well as the MARATHON MILE-maker text. The little building was placed on the NRHP in 1995.

Photo(s): 2016



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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.