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Location DB > United States > Texas > Ranger > The Roadside Auto Shop
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The Roadside Auto Shop
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 Database Info
created by Explorer Zero on 9/17/2006 1:36 AM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 9/17/2006 3:59 PM
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 Overview
 Description
about 4000 sq ft tin and concrete service station and garage on a corner lot
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
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Ranger, Texas
United States
Owner: unknown
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    art deco metal on the facade, wooden bay doors that hinge up
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1930
    Closed: 0
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     History
    Just a service station and garage, there are 4 generations of ghost signs still visible identifying the owner or partnerships in this little roadside enterprise on old U.S. Hwy 80. Construction appears to be 1930s with the front built of concrete and the back being corrugated steel. I can imagine Clyde Barrow stopping to top off the tank in his Ford here just before the big break in at the National Guard Armory down the street where the gang made off with a load of BARs and hand grenades (where Ranger college is now).

    The pumps and hardware still present are late 50s early 60s vintage. One side is used for storage another side may have been a muffler shop most recently. Its been vandalized, burned, beaten down by the wind and rain but in this place nobody seems to mind too much. Afterall, theres more room out here than anything else and maybe some day someone will get around to tearing it down. For now, it just marks another forgotten page in the roadside history of Highway 80.


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    Sun, Sep 17th, 2006
    posted by Explorer Zero
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    Sun, Sep 17th, 2006
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/23/2014 3:14 AM.

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  • on May 23 14 at 3:14, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 27 14 at 1:31, Explorer Zero made this location public
  • on Sep 17 06 at 19:11, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 17 06 at 15:59, Explorer Zero made this location available
  • on Sep 17 06 at 15:59, Explorer Zero changed the following: History
  • on Sep 17 06 at 15:55, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture wheel of fortune
  • on Sep 17 06 at 15:54, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture unoccupied
  • on Sep 17 06 at 15:54, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture interior east
  • on Sep 17 06 at 15:54, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture wheel of fortune
  • on Sep 17 06 at 15:53, Explorer Zero updated gallery picture interior rear
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