- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

WEBB CITY, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri city is seeking a federal grant to help renovate an old gas station.

The Joplin Globe reports (https://bit.ly/1pobkz6 ) the Webb City Council voted this month to apply for funding to restore the U.S. Filling Station. The building was constructed in the 1920s and was used as a private station for postal workers. It was deeded to the city about a year ago and the city estimates it will cost at least $62,000 to restore.

City officials say private donations have nearly covered their portion of the restoration cost.

The mayor says the station could become a tourist attraction since there aren’t many like it left.

The grant would come from a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.

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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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