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Y Service Station & Cafe

1733 Neptune Drive, Clinton




Clinton's Y Service Station and Café at Neptune Park illustrate the historical forces associated with Route 66 in Oklahoma both in its origins and in its demise. Route 66 once held out the promise of commercial success and countless small businesses, like this one, emerged along the highway to serve the traffic it carried. But what Route 66 brought, circumstances and time could take away. When Interstate 40 replaced the Mother Road, the business opportunities transformed and declined. Designed in the Mission Revival style and built in 1937, this one and two story station was strategically located on a triangular piece of land where Route 66 and Highway 183 split. It sold gasoline, provided automotive repair services, and featured a restaurant and tourist court, which was destroyed about 1992.