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U-Drop Inn

101 E. 12th St., Shamrock, TX
Phone: 806-256-2501

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The Tower Service Station and U-Drop Inn Restaurant building is located at 101 E. 12th Street, where Route 66 and US 83 intersect. This unique building was built by J.M. Tindall and R.C. Lewis using brick and green glazed tile in 1936 at a cost of $23,000.00. The tall tower sign says "Conoco" and the shorter tower sign says "Cafe"


The neon seen in these photos was later destroyed in a hail storm and has since been replaced with an LED lighting system. The building also served as a Greyhound Bus terminal for some years. It is now owned by the city and used as a museum, visitors center and the offices for the Shamrock Chamber of Commerce.

x This may be about as cool as gas station signage and lighting gets. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Photo(s): 2012