Route 66 – The Mother Road – Miami

Miami Marathon Oil Company Service Station – Miami, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

N 36° 52.183 W 094° 52.647

15S E 332658 N 4082065

Quick Description: The Miami Marathon Oil Company Service Station was built in 1929. It is a one-story Classical Revival-style building built on the south side of historic Route 66.

Location: Oklahoma, United States

Date Posted: 1/16/2022 11:55:34 PM

Waymark Code: WM15KF7

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Long Description:
The Miami Marathon Oil Company Service Station, built in 1929, is a one-story Neoclassical Revival style service station. It is located on the south side of Miami, Oklahoma, on Route 66 (Main Street). The triangular pediment and classical columns which serve as the service bay distinguish this miniature Greek temple as an outstanding example of Neoclassical Revival architecture as applied to a service station.

The “house with canopy” style service station was popular during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Many major oil companies began using the house-like station to better incorporate their industry into the surrounding landscape. Reasons for this were two-fold: 1) the companies did not want any objection to building service stations adjacent to residential neighborhoods and 2) the house style,
and particularly the Miami Marathon Oil Company Station building, evoked a homey feeling with the Route 66 traveler. It was intended to remind the motorist of a safe haven for them and their automobiles.

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