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Brownlee Texaco Station

Route 66, Glenrio, TX
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Joseph Brownlee built this now abandoned Art Moderne style Texaco gas station in 1950. There were three gas pumps between the posts hold that the canopy up. There is another pump island barely visible on the drivers side of this car. That island also held three gas pumps. The sign posts on the left in this photo no longer have a sign on top.

The 1968 Pontiac that has been sitting there for decades belonged to Brownlee's son-in-law Larry Lee Travis. Travis died during a robbery while working at a Standard station he operated just east of Adrian Texas in 1976. The car was brought the car back to Glenrio and at some point parked in front of this station where it has sat ever since.

Photo(s): 2012

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