Sinclair Gas Station - Route 66 - Canute, Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 25.314 W 099° 16.842
14S E 474517 N 3919867
Quick Description: This former Sinclair Station & the Town of Canute, OK. 'Bites The Dust' in 1970 when Canute was bypassed by the Interstate & immediately went into a decline. Known locally as Kupka's Service Station. Located alongside Route 66, in Canute, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2016 5:27:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMR414
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Checkmark
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Long Description:
This former Sinclair Service Station, first opened in 1936 as a road house & converted to a service station in 1939, standing alongside the Mother Road. The Route 66 iconic Sinclair Service Station, is often referred to by locals as Kupka's Service Station.

The wood & stucco, built service station is typical of the Sinclair Petroleum service station designs, but with more castellation's.
The service station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 9, 1995.

The former gas station is now used as a Tire & Truck service station.

From the Roadside Architecture website:
"Canute was bypassed by I-40 to the north in May, 1970 and immediately went into a decline.
The rooftop and canopy details are a little more castle-like than the standard design. I don't know if this was original or added late"
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"The Canute Service Station opened in 1936 as a roadhouse and the station was added in 1939. The former Sinclair station is located on Route 66 in Canute Oklahoma and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The Station is often referred to as Kupka's Service Station, and it is said that Elvis Presley stopped here for gas on more than one occasion." Text Sources: (visit link) & (visit link)
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105 Old US Hwy 66, Canute, OK 73626 USA.


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