Help Us Save The Phillips 66 Tower

The Moose Lake Area Historical Society has big plans for the tower that once graced the Phillips 66 gas station which stood at the intersection of old U.S. 61 and Highway 73. The tower was saved from demolition and has been stored near the MLAHS museum for many years. The tower will be moved to an area northeast of the Soo Line depot where it will be rejuvenated back to its former self and be on prominent display. In addition, it will be electrified to allow for illumination of the upper windows as it was originally.

Built in or about 1932, the station was originally owned by Northern Oil Company and operated by Claude Anderson. Sunset fell upon Tower Station in July of 1985 when the pumps became silent for good.

MLAHS is soliciting monetary donations to cover the costs of moving and restoring the tower. The estimated cost for the project is $6,000. All donation amounts are heartily welcome, but donations of $100 or more will guarantee placement of the donor’s name on a permanent donor placard at the site. All interested persons should send their check, payable to the Moose Lake Area Historical Society with the notation “Phillips 66 Tower Project”, to P.O. Box 235, Moose Lake, MN 55767. Thank you for your continued interest and support!

About Us

Established in 1969, the Moose Lake Area Historical Society has evolved to become a leader and contributor to events and activities of the community. The mission of the Moose Lake Area Historical Society is to study, research, preserve and promote the history of Moose Lake, Minnesota and its surrounding areas. We maintain and support the Fires of 1918 Museum which includes changing historical exhibits along with permanent artifacts and memorabilia. The museum is located in the Moose Lake Depot, formally the Soo Line Railroad Depot, built in 1907. We also manage the onsite Soo Line Event Center which is available for rentals such as reunions, weddings, meetings or parties.

Please see our schedule of events by clicking here.

 

Admission

Adults—$5.00
Seniors (62+)$4.50
Children 12 & under $2:50
Children under 5-free
with a 10% discount in the gift shop

Moose Lake Area
Historical Society

900 Folz Boulevard • P.O. Box 235
Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767
(218) 485-4234 (seasonal)
mlareahistory@gmail.com

2024 Season

Opening May 25th, 2024
Season Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday:Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm
For more info call: 218-485-4234.
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