Historic service station restored

James “Jim” Hunt is presented a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives by Rep. Dan Houx to recognize his contributions to the restoration of the Garden of Eden Service Station Historic Site, 231 N.W. 21st Road. Bernard Pickel built the station in 1928. The station was placed on the National Record of Historic Places in 1994. Jim and Anita Hunt purchased the station in 2017 and restored the dilapidated station to its pristine condition.

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J. Warden

I lived 1/4 mile north of this station as a teen-ager. I worked for 'Cheese' McBride in the late '50's pumping gas (at 18.9 cents/gallon), washing windshields, checking oil and tire pressure. Kudo's to Jim & Anita for buying and refurbishing the old station. It does my heart good. I went to high school with Jim, I think I was maybe one or two years ahead of him. He was one of the 'good' ones!!

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