Pops Gas Station – Route 66 near Arcadia, OK
Pops is a gas station and soda shop along historic Route 66 at Westminster Road near Arcadia, Oklahoma. The gas station itself is a steel frame building using vertical trusses for the front and back glass walls. Stone and concrete masonry make up the side walls. Each truss wall has glass shelves for displaying pop bottles.
The main features of the 4500 sf gas station are the canopy over the gas pumps and the pop bottle near the highway. The canopy is made up of (4) 200 foot pipe frame trusses which span over the entire gas station and cover the fueling area, a cantilever of about 118 feet. The 65 foot pop bottle is made up of rolled channels around a 24 inch diameter ‘straw’.
Pops' famous bottle was fabricated in the steel fabricator's South Oklahoma City shop, then loaded on a truck and delivered to the site.