Allen’s Fillin’ Station, a landmark along a section of original Route 66 in Commerce, Oklahoma, is being put up for sale by its longtime co-owner.
Bobby Allen said the asking price for the former gas station at 101 S. Main St. in Commerce is $30,000, though it is negotiable. The sale price would include all the contents. Alas, the site was targeted by burglars a few weeks ago, so a few things are missing.
Those who are interested in the property should instant-message Allen on Facebook. His account is here. Allen said he has a real-estate agent who’s helping him with the sale.
Allen said he was prompted to sell the station because of the recent death of his wife, Linda, 65, earlier this month. The Allens had used the station as a small souvenir shop and photo op for years.
Oklahoma Tourism wrote this piece about Allen’s Fillin’ Station a few years ago:
Allen’s Conoco Fillin’ Station in Commerce was built in 1929 or 1930 by F.D. Mitchell as a place for travelers to stop along the newly paved Route 66. While it served Conoco fuel gas for the first few years it was open, it became a Phillips 66 Gas Station in 1938. It is rumored that Bonnie & Clyde may have stopped for gas here.
Also known as the “Hole in the Wall Conoco Station,” it was closed for many years but was purchased, refurbished and reopened as a tiny gift and souvenir store. They do not have gas, but it is now a beloved photo op known for its vibrant green paint with red trim.
Allen’s Fillin’ Station has shown up on a lot of websites over the years, including Roadside America.
(Image of Allen’s Fillin’ Station in Commerce, Oklahoma, in 2013 by formulanone via Flickr)