Vickers Petroleum - Haysville, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 37° 33.924 W 097° 21.125
14S E 645537 N 4158873
Quick Description: This Kansas historical marker is located at the world's first batwing gas station.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2020 11:03:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM13JZZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 2

Long Description:
Vickers Petroleum Station was added to the NRHP in August 2019. This marker is in excellent condition, so I think it is fairly new. It is located at the NE corner of Grand and Main, to the west of the building.

The station is red and white, and designed to withstand severe wind and weather. The pumps are on the west side of the building, and are also red and white.

From kwch.com:
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Marker Name: Vickers Petroleum

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker text:
(Logo: City of Haysville Kansas) Vickers Petroleum This Vickers Petroleum Service Station, with its innovative batwing design, was constructed in 1954. Vickers Petroleum commissioned John M. Hickman of Architects Associated to design the gas station. Hickman apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright. The Vickers Petroleum Service Station represents the history of oil in the region. The building exhibits some interior reconstruction, yet the architectural integrity of the structure remains intact. Vickers Petroleum Service Station remains in its original location and retains its character defining features. This station is the only Vickers Petroleum Service Station left intact with the iconic batwing construction. City of Haysville Haysville Historic Committee


Marker Location: Sedgwick

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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