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Dale's Texaco

Business I-40, Route 66, Adrian, TX

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This abandoned station was known as Dale's Texaco Station and Garage dates back to 1938. There's a bit of incongruity of design here. The canopy is a style that doesn't match the building. That makes me think the canopy was added several years after the station and garage building was built.


Here's a little better look at the corner of the canopy over the entrance. Kind of a cool style with the corrugated metal curving around the corners, even if it is a bit tattered. This was a hallmark of Texaco stations of the period and can be seen on several of their vintage stations all along the Mother Road.

GPS: 35.270906, -102.667097

Photo(s): 2009



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