Soulby's Service

Title: Soulby's Service

Subject: Route 66

Location: Mount Olive, IL

Sizes: 8"x8" to 30"x30" (HxW)

Orientation: Square

Aspect Ratio: 1:1  

 

The Soulsby Service Station is a historic service station in Mount Olive, Illinois. The station is located along historic U.S. Route 66 and is the oldest usable service station on the highway in Illinois. The Soulsby Station is an excellent example of a house with canopy form. By the time Mr. Soulsby built his station in 1926, the leading oil companies had been hiring architects to design stations that would blend well with neighborhoods to minimize local opposition to the crudeness often associated with gas stations. Mr. Soulsby designed the building himself, taking into account these trends and blending well with the surrounding area.

Soulby's Service

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