The Hat n' Boots station at 6800 Corson Ave. S at E. Marginal Way in the
Georgetown district of Seattle, Washington. Photo taken around 1954.
This unique station was designed by Lewis H Nasmyth and built in 1954.
Starting out as Premium Tex, selling Texaco products, the hat served
as the station roof and the boots were the rest rooms.
Later, the words Premium Tex were replaced by the words Hat n' Boots.
The Hat n' Boots finally closed in 1988 and had been deteriorating badly
over the last 15 years.
After various attempts to purchase the station, and some threats
to have it torn down, the local Georgetown Community Council
purchased the station and in December of 2003 it was dismantled
and moved to nearby Oxbow Park, where it will be reconstructed
to its original design.
To learn more about the history and future of this unique station,
including a timeline and a lot more photos, feel free to visit
In June, 2006 we visited the Hat 'n Boots at their new location in Oxbow Park, located at the 6400 block between Carleton Ave. S. and Corson Ave. S., just four blocks from its original location.
It's amazing that they were able to remove the layer of concrete from the hat and keep the steel infrastructure intact. As of now, just this skeleton remains, but the hope is to raise enough money to restore it to some semblance of its former self. The boots on the other hand look great.