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Dickerson Oil, Murphysboro, IL
Credit these photos to Mugen_1
This was an old oil storage/refining building that closed sometime in the
1980s I believe. The facility dealt with Standard Oil and later Texaco, and sold
#1 diesel fuel for use in home furnaces.
The owner, John Dickerson, was nice enough to let me and my friends wander around the ruins one day while he was mowing, and I later learned he was a friend of my grandpa's brother back in high school many years ago. As you can tell in the pictures, there are TONS of old gas pumps left inside. There is a basement in the main building with a freight elevator that no longer functions. Two broken pianos, a TV set or two, some couches and other various items lay about inside the main building as well.
The secondary building, which is the one with all the big Amoco and Philips 66 signs, is just one big room with more random stuff. All in all an interesting visit, and we were told we were welcome back to come looking around any time we wanted.
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