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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Eck Auto Service

Eck Auto Service by agilitynut
Eck Auto Service, a photo by agilitynut on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Collinsville, IL; although all the historians (it's on the NRHP list) have concluded that this is a Phillips 66. I still have my doubts. Perhaps this was built by an independent oil company and then shortly thereafter, taken over by P66. If it was built originaly by P66, I have never seen another station of theirs (in life or in photos) like this one. The Marfak sign at far right (barely visible along the roofline) was installed in 1958 when Eck bought the building and began selling Texaco here. The station is repairs-only now.

[update -- as I suspected, most likely NOT a P66 -- see comments below]