Abbott & Kitson "66" Service Station, North Manchester

Abbott & Kitson Phillips 66 Service Station, 706 W. Main St., N. Manchester (1958 photo)

Aboott & Kitson 66, 706 W. Main St., North Manchester


Dick Kitson in 1942 Pumping Gas
Dick Kitson, 1942


Source: Ravelings (1947) Ad:

ABBOTT & KITSON "66" SERVICE
Gasoline-Motor Oils-Greases-Tires-Batteries and Auto Accessories
706 West Main St.
North Manchester
Telephone 666


Source: Ravelings (1952) Ad:

Abbott & Kitson "66" Service
Gasoline, Motor Oils, Greases, Tires, Batteries,
and Auto Accessories
Sporting Goods
Farm Delivery Service
Phone 666    706 W. Main St.
North Manchester


Paul Abbott and Dick Kitson's Phillips 66 Filling Station Sign at Pudge Egolf's Auction, November 2011

Phillips 66 Sign, North Manchester


706 West Main St. [Brooks & Jefferson, Remembering North Manchester Indiana in the 1930s & 1940s, p. 47]

Don Sheak and his father, L. C. Sheak, built a new filling station at this address and sold Phillips 66 products, as advertised on March 8, 1937. Grand opening dates were april 12-17, 1937. On June 2, 1938 Paul Abbott and Dewayne Bone ran an ad for this station. Then it was Abbot and Kitson Phillips 66 Station, owned by Paul Abbott and Dick Kitson. This station, where they also sold sporting goods, was here into the 1950s.