1938 - The original Standard Oil station on our site. Notice the outdoor car lift and tool box to the left of the building. Also spot the 'Atlas' tire sign on the right side edge of the photo. They were Standard Oil's private tire brand. Look to the background, and you'll see the the DuKane 'Operadio' factory.
1944 - Vick Reber and Bud Foley established Reber and Foley. The station was renovated and received an enclosed service bay with a new porcelain exterior. If you look underneath "Standard," you will see the original portion. Main Street/Route 64 was only a two lane road at the time.
1962 - To facilitate the widening of Main Street from two to four lanes, the original building was torn down. A new building was constructed just behind the location of the original one. (Photo taken late 1960's)
Late 1960's, looking east on Main Street.
Late 1960's, traveling west on Main Street.
Late 1960's, looking south on 9th Avenue.
1966 - Reber and Foley's back parking lot after the Chicago and Great Western Railway derailment.
In the early 1970's, the station was upgraded with a new mansard roof, brick exterior, and Amoco branding. In 1982, the canopy was added.
The end of an era - And a new beginning. The last full service gas station on Main Street stopped selling gas. However, it continues to provide full service repairs and maintenance for generations to come.