Castle Car Wash - Chicago,IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 51.175 W 087° 43.176
16T E 440267 N 4633695
Quick Description: It dates from 1925 - before Ogden Ave. was Route 66 - and was originally a gas station.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2008 8:01:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM3C5Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 72

Long Description:
The Castle Car Wash was not always known by that name and may not always have been a castle. From an article by Dave Clark, local Rt. 66 enthusiast, he suspects that original owner John J. Murphy, who owned the place for at least 40 years, may have made the alteration in the 1940s. You can see a borderline; maybe this shows two eras of the building. After Murphy's ownership ceased, the building was S&B Standard Service, then Gas City and eventually the Castle Car Wash. It is closed now and preservationists are concerned for its future.
Americana: Service Station

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Address of Icon:
3801 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL USA

Web Site Address: Not listed

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