About Afton Station
Afton Station was purchased by David Kane in 1998. The building and grounds were in a highly dilapidated condition reflecting years of neglect by the previous owner. Over the years the building had housed multiple enterprises including several 24 hour gas stations, a large service garage(The Eagle Service Garage), a beauty parlor, a Western Auto Store, a boat manufacturing plant, and many other businesses. The 24 hour gas stations included Standard Oil, Amoco, and D-X. The years of neglect ended in the year 2000 with the personal efforts of David Kane and his wife Sylvie. The front building which housed the gas station was gutted and restored. This included the removal of a drop-ceiling, re-work of a partial tin ceiling, and updating of the plumbing, electrical, HVAC and windows. They installed a wooden wainscoting and painted the interior and exterior. The installation of new flooring completed the restoration of the front section. Over the next several years they re-build the old sections of the other areas and finished other sections as time and finances allowed. The complex consists of the original building and 5 out buildings all of which were personally restored by Sylvie and David over a period of 10 years. During this time the operation of the “visitors’ center” was performed by David’s ex-wife Laurel Kane. This function was continued until her death in early 2016. Today’s configuration is a testimony to the Kane’s continuing commitment to Rt. 66 and Afton, Ok. The buildings today house a visitor’s center and The Kane’s extensive collection of Rt. 66 and auto memorabilia as well as their eclectic collection of Packard Automobiles and other significant cars. The visitor’s center includes a wide selection of Rt. 66 souvenirs, it also, features “The Cleanest Bathrooms in Afton”. Thanks to the continuing efforts of the Kane Family, Afton Station and Rt. 66 Packards have become a “Must SEE” stop on Rt. 66. The year 2015 saw over 7000 visitors from all over the world.