September 5, 2023
SHPO Webinar to Focus on History and Rehabilitation of Threatt Filling Station on Route 66
OKLAHOMA CITY — On Wednesday, September 13, at noon, the State Historic Preservation Office will host a free Lunch and Learn virtual webinar titled “Threatt Filling Station Rehabilitation Project.” The presentation will focus on the historical significance of the Threatt Family Farm and its centerpiece, the Threatt Filling Station.
In 2020, a Historic Structures Report noted the Station was in disrepair and needed extensive rehabilitation. In 2021, the Station was included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
Three grandchildren of Allen and Alberta Threatt – Linda D. Fisher, Edward D. Threatt and Charles David Threatt – will take part in the discussion. The cousins combined their talents and resources in an effort to preserve, rehabilitate and reopen the Threatt Filling Station as an Oklahoma destination ahead of the U.S. Route 66 Centennial in 2026. Rehabilitation work began in 2021 and is ongoing, with the installation of a museum/interpretive center and other exciting activities still to come, but the project is nearing completion.
The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.