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The Peet Building
The Peet Building
Another historic building has been added to the General Tommy Franks Museum
Complex. The Peet Station, located just south of the current museum, is a
1930's style gas station that has been renovated with the help of the Hobart
Main Street restoration grant program and has taking on the role as an
additional showroom and consignment store for specialty items.
This unique building houses interesting historic memorabilia, many which
are for sale. Please view the photos to see some ideas of the type of items
on consignment. Inventory changes regularly so please contact us to inquire
about a specific item.
If you are interested in displaying or consigning one of your items, please
PEET STATION: By: Jinks Peet
Jennes Roy Peet (J.R.) was born November 20, 1883 in Davenport, La. J.R. had a knack for making money. They moved to Oklahoma where he married Bertha Peet. He had a threshing business, going from farm to farm until he got to Hobart, Ok. He started a junkyard, blacksmith shop and gas station on the east side of Main St. In 1927, he bought the corner on the west side of Main St, where he built a complex containing a service station, motel, and a dealership for Willis cars (Whippets). At the end of the complex he built a brick home. He, and my Great Grandmother got divorced and she got it all. Her son, my grandfather, Charles Albert Peet, ran the station and a grocery store. He later sold the station to my father, D.J. Peet and started a pawn shop. He sold the grocery store to Orbie Dark.
I have a lot of memories of the station, spending more time there than at home. When Charley died my dad and me, Jinks Peet ran the pawnshop and station. I even moved a mobile home behind the station until my father passed away in 1983. My mother and I, Bettie Peet, ran the station until 1984 when we closed it down.
I want to thank General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum for keeping the station building there. It means a lot to me and my family.
This once vacant building has taken on new life and is now a consignment store. Many unique and one of a kind items are offered for sale by various vendors. A percentage of the sale goes toward the mission of the GTFLIM. We encourage you look closely and consider purchasing one of the restored gas pumps, antique signs and other specialty items. The pictures show just some of the items that have been for sale. Inventory changes often, so please call 580-726-5900 to check pricing and availability and for more information.