Baxter Springs Independent Oil and Gas Service Station - Baxter Springs KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 37° 01.553 W 094° 44.095
15S E 345679 N 4099150
Quick Description: Built in 1930 by the Independent Oil and Gas Company, this Tudor Revival style gas station was purchased by Phillips 66 Petroleum Company the same year. It was listed on the Register in 2003
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2008 2:48:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM5CHJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 12

Long Description:
Built in 1930 by the Independent Oil and Gas Company, this Tudor Revival style gas station was purchased by Phillips 66 Petroleum Company the same year. The original "house" style brick building was modified in the 1940's to the L-shaped plan seen today. Gas was sold and vehicles were serviced here in Baxter Springs through the 1970's. Grant funds from the NPS have made it possible to restore the building for use as a visitor's center. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003

Source: The sign on the building
Street address:
1004 Military Road
Baxter Springs, KS


County / Borough / Parish: Cherokee

Year listed: 2003

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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