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Lyles's Derby Service Station

128 E James Blvd., St. James, MO

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I haven't found much information about this old Derby Service Station on old 66 (E. James St.) in St. James. A 1960 newspaper Derby Refining ad lists a "Twin Six" Derby station in St. James, and I'm guessing this might be it. It is commonly referred to as Lyle's Derby Station. Lyle Staab owned the station beginning in the early 1960s.

xA pair of gas pumps still and a light canopy still stand on the pump island out front.

xThe colors on the Derby sign are so vivid in this 2016 photo it makes me wonder if the sign has been repainted in the last few years.

Photo(s): 2016



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