Monday, April 11, 2016

This 1929 Marathon gas station on Rt 66 was auctioned off Friday, and said by the sellers to be the only one of that era remaining. Winning bid, $18,000

the pumps are legit Marathon visual pumps, and the yellow is kerosene (model Ts would run on kerosene) and the red are gasolene. They were found and restored to add to the building's look

Owner Daryl Buckmaster and his son, Bill Starks, decided to sell the building after becoming too busy to preserve it.

Buckmaster owned the Marathon Station for 17 years and originally purchased both the building and the house next door for $19,000. He said when he originally purchased the station, all of the windows had been broken out and there was a momma cat with kittens dwelling inside. “The house I purchased, as well, was the original house with the station,” Buckmaster said. “Then, I sold the house and got more for it than what I bought the whole property for.”

It is on the border of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri

1 comment:

  1. Cool story. This one is in my neck of the country also.