Lucille’s Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66

Officially known as the Provine Service Station, this vintage service station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66 is more commonly known as Lucille’s Historic Highway Gas Station or, simply, Lucille’s Place.

Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66

In 1927 Carl Ditmore built this two-story gas station just south of Hydro, Oklahoma along Route 66. The bungalow-style craftsman building features a hinged roof with overhanging eaves and an open service bay supported by tapered piers. A second story apartment was meant for the owner to live privately while conducting business below.

Other owners had taken over the property in years since. Ida and W.O. Waldrop took over in 1934, renamed it The Provine Station (its still official moniker), and added a tourist court for visitors to stay overnight.

But no owner has been so well-known as Lucille Hamons, the “Mother of the Mother Road” who owned and operated this gas station wither her husband Carl Hamons from 1941 until her death in 2000.

Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66

Like many vintage service stations on Route 66, don’t expect to fill up your tank here. The business is no longer operational and now serves as a historical landmark and Route 66 attraction. The restored property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1997.

Inspired by this Route 66 attraction, a replica restaurant named Lucille’s Roadhouse opened down the road in Weatherford. Stop here for photos and stop there for lunch!

Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Will Rogers Highway sign at Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Will Rogers Highway
Provine/Hamons’ Station
This rural Rt. 66 filling station with an over the drive design, was built by Carl Ditmore in 1929.
W.O. Waldrop bought the business/home in 1934 and renamed the place, The Provine Station. A small tourist court was added for overnight stays.
In 1941 Lucille and Carl Hamons became the new owners. They raised their three Children Dene, Carl Jr. and Cheryl here.
For 59 years Lucille operated the business. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
“What constitute’s a life well spent?
Love and admiration from your fellow men is all that anyone can ask.”
Will Rogers
Erected in 2006
by the
Oklahoma Route 66 Association
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66
Lucille's Historic Highway Gas Station in Hydro, Oklahoma on Route 66

Lucille’s Historic Highway Gas Station/Provine Service Station

Address: U.S. Rte 66, Hydro, OK 73048
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible

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VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!