Shea’s Gas Station. Oldest Gas Station on Route 66 in Illinois. A Springfield Tourist attraction.

NOW LOCATED AT

1168 e. Sangamon ave.

Springfield Illinois 62702

Next to Fulgenzi’s Pizza & Pasta

Mahan’s Filling Station Moves to a new location

The former Mahan’s Filling Station, a centerpiece of the now-closed Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield, was moved on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 a short distance to the east side of Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta. New owner Jeff Fulgenzi, who believes the building may date to as early as 1917, and is certainly one of the oldest surviving filling stations in the state, plans to restore it as closely as possible to its original state. Originally a Phillips 66 Station, Mahan’s was moved 21 miles from Middletown by Williamsville contractor Dave Turner in February 2000 and relocated within the museum compound, where it was restored. The move was completed in a little over three hours Sunday by employees of Shaner’s Towing under the direction of Moss Excavating owner Bill Moss.

The Mahan's Filling Station building, carefully secured on the rear of a large flatbed trailer pulled by Shaner's Towing, makes its way slowly north on Peoria Road (Old Rt. 66) in route to its new home next to Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta. The former Mahan's Filling Station, a centerpiece of the now-closed Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield, was moved on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 a short distance to the east side of Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta. New owner Jeff Fulgenzi, who believes the building may date to as early as 1917, and is certainly one of the oldest surviving filling stations in the state, plans to restore it as closely as possible to its original state. Originally a Phillips 66 Station, Mahan's was moved 21 miles from Middletown by Williamsville contractor Dave Turner in February 2000 and relocated within the museum compound, where it was restored. The move was completed in a little over three hours Sunday by employees of Shaner's Towing under the direction of Moss Excavating owner Bill Moss. David Spencer/The State Journal-Register


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