Mystery Building on Route 66

Mystery Building on Route 66

What do you know about this building?
What do you know about this building?

We recently drove on Route 66 also, the section between Victorville and Barstow, California.  One of the obviously old or “original Route 66” derelict buildings appeared at first to have been a gas station, but the way it’s laid out we don’t see where gas pumps could have been installed.  At first we thought the only door was the one with three steps to it.

Yes, there was another door!
Yes, there was another door!

When we studied the photo we discovered a boarded-up space perpendicular to the drive-through where there must have been a double door for customers.

An appendage for restrooms, such as they were...
An appendage for restrooms, such as they were…

The addition with two rather narrow doors on the end of the building must have been restrooms; we wonder how much plumbing was available!

Our guess is that this was a restaurant.  If you know this area, or more about the architecture of the time, please share with us!

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