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Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tower Building

 
 
Tower Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2003
1. Tower Building Marker
Inscription. The distinctive Tower Building was one of many commercial structures erected in the early 1930s along new U.S. Route 66. Designed by Pampa Architect J.C. Berry, the structure was built by local entrepreneur J.M. Tindall in 1936. The Tower Building is an excellent example of a gas station/diner of the 1930s and exhibits many elements of the Art Deco style, including geometric detailing, curvilinear massing, and neon highlights.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5513.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 13.599′ N, 100° 14.916′ W. Marker is in Shamrock, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on East 12th Street (Interstate 40) east of North Main Street (Texas Route 83), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the U-Drop Inn Cafe. Marker is in this post office area: Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shamrock Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church of Shamrock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shamrock Water Tower
The Tower Conoco Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2003
2. The Tower Conoco Station
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Lela School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Nicholson School (approx. 10.4 miles away); Old Pakan School (approx. 11.1 miles away); Site of Lutie School (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
U-Drop Inn Cafe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2003
3. U-Drop Inn Cafe
U-Drop Inn Cafe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2003
4. U-Drop Inn Cafe
U-Drop Inn Cafe image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2003
5. U-Drop Inn Cafe
The Tower Conoco Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2003
6. The Tower Conoco Station
The Tower Conoco Station image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 20, 2003
7. The Tower Conoco Station
The Tower Building gas station/diner image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
8. The Tower Building gas station/diner
 
 
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