Shea's Gas Station Route 66 Museum in Springfield, Illinois

Bill Shea in front of his porcelain panel gas station
Overview of Shea's Route 66  gas station Restored Butler Building Phillips 66 Bill tells a story to a visitor from Japan

I was in heaven visiting Bill Shea at his Route 66 Gas Station Museum in Springfield, Illinois. The museum consists of a porcelain panel "icebox" station and an all metal station building moved there from a nearby site. Bill is a delightful guy to talk to, with a wealth of experiences. Enjoy the pics. That Champion air compressor is a thing of beauty and still works. In the image with two old guys, I'm on the left and Bill is on the right.
Private collection of gas station and Route 66 memorabilia by a lifetime local Texaco dealer. $2 admission. Open Wed-Fri & until Noon on Sat. I-55 exit north Bus Rte 55, then right on Grand, left on 9th. 2075 Peoria Rd., Springfield, Illinois. See map link below.
Also visit Unique Car Dealer Building in Springfield.

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Vintage Champion air compressor Original Shea's Service just down the street
A few of the restored gas pumps Jim Potts and Bill Shea

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Map of 2075 N Peoria Rd
Springfield, IL 62702-1837

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