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Picturing the Past 15: Back to the gas stationPosted Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 9:43 AM
This Phillips 66 station, at Lewis Avenue and South Cannon Boulevard, kept motorists moving in the 1960s. (T-G file photo)
This Phillips 66 gas station was located where the Kangaroo convenience store now operates at the intersection of South Cannon Boulevard and Lewis Avenue in Shelbyville. Remember when Claude Swing's Phillips 66 station at North Main and Lane Parkway had a similar appearance in the 1960s and 1970s?
That corner had three gas stations when this photo was shot in late May 1965. Across the street was a gas station in a building which now hosts a beauty shop and used car dealership. The Hastings Racing Engines building was home to another gas station.
That station looks like it was fairly new when this was shot, but it had become pretty rundown by the 1980s before it was demolished to make way for the convenience store.
At the far left you'll see someone's '61 or '62 Cadillac convertible. Neat car.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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