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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2009, 01:12:04 AM »
This great little country store was located 18 miles west of Cadillac, Michigan and 3 miles south of the village of Caberfaead and is in the Manistee National Forest. A U.S. Post Office, which has the old style blue and red mailbox out front, was operated from this building.  Sinclair gasoline is available from a pair of pumps and a porcelain Sinclair sign identifies the station.

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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2009, 12:58:03 AM »
This photo shows a small roadside gas station with a couple of pumps.  The pump on the left has a clamshell shaped glode showing that pump carried Shell gasoline.  Globe #2 has a name on it but the writing is much to small to read.  In addition to the gas station there are tourist cabins that come complete with a bath.  Parked out in the field is a beautiful 1920's vintage auto.  Maybe some sharp eyed person can provide the year and make. Check out the trunk, which is a trunk.  The fender mounted spare looks like a whitewall tire.  Does this location look familiar to anyone?  Identifying the location of this postcard would be nice!

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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2009, 01:22:10 AM »
Here's a photo of a gas station just north of the Wabash River bridge in Bluffton, Indiana, that I took late on a drizzly-foggy night just before Christmas, 1962. It's still there, although no longer a Phillips 66, and it's still known locally as the Airplane Station for the 1930s structure that stood there into the fifties, shaped like single-engine airplane with the wings extending out to form canopies over the gas pumps. I regret now that I never took a photo of that.


Rob, is that the Airplane Express at 407 N. Main Street?  I'm talking about where E. Division Road (IN 124) takes off eastbound from Main Street (IN 1/116).  I have had the good fortune of filling up not once, but twice, at that station.  The first time was in April 2003 (when it was still Phillips 66), but when I returned in June 2004, it switched over to Marathon.
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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2009, 07:49:03 AM »
Here's a photo of a gas station just north of the Wabash River bridge in Bluffton, Indiana, that I took late on a drizzly-foggy night just before Christmas, 1962. It's still there, although no longer a Phillips 66, and it's still known locally as the Airplane Station for the 1930s structure that stood there into the fifties, shaped like single-engine airplane with the wings extending out to form canopies over the gas pumps. I regret now that I never took a photo of that.


Rob, is that the Airplane Express at 407 N. Main Street?  I'm talking about where E. Division Road (IN 124) takes off eastbound from Main Street (IN 1/116).  I have had the good fortune of filling up not once, but twice, at that station.  The first time was in April 2003 (when it was still Phillips 66), but when I returned in June 2004, it switched over to Marathon.

Yes, it is. I grew up on a dairy farm south of Bluffton and went to high school there (BHS Class of '57). The Airplane Station was (still is, I think) open 24 hours, and in my late teens/early twenties it was where I got my '56 Ford serviced and where we stopped for gas or to use a restroom when a bunch of us were out running around at ridiculously late hours. That photo was taken when I was home from the USAF on Christmas leave in 1962.
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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2014, 09:42:41 PM »
Bring out your dead.  That would be this topic.  I haven't been doing much posting here the last couple of years but hopefully that will change....

The Star Service Station and Sandwich Shop was located aong U.S. 85 in Hatch, New Mexico.  The nicely decorated station was painted in a desert theme that I would imagine would match the surrounding area.  Texaco products were sold here and the familiar Fire Chief and Sky Chief signs can be seen on the visible pumps.  It looks like there is a locomotive to the right of the station!



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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2014, 09:45:55 PM »
The Log Cabin Inn sold Socony (Standard Oil Company of New York) from this quaint looking building.  E.L. Dunn was the proprietor.  A nice set of glass oil bottles is at the ready next to the classic gas pump.  There are a couple of Fro - Joy ice cream signs showing along with a sign for Chicken Dinner which was a candy bar made by the Sperry Candy Co. of Milwaukee.

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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2014, 09:13:43 AM »
Jahe-Marys Place has Fine Food - Beer - Gas - Cabins.  Looks like they're selling Sky Chief and Fire Chief from the pumps.  This place was located on US 20 just 5 miles east of Painesville.

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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2014, 11:55:46 PM »
Cannon Gas & Oil - Pottsville PA
Located at South Centre & Morris Streets this attractive station had 3 pumps dispensing Tydol products.
Although it looks a lot different, this building is still there.  The north side of the structure with the rock wall is visible on Google Earth.


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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #43 on: July 22, 2014, 12:18:37 PM »
^^North Perry?? :-(
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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2014, 07:01:05 AM »
Stuckey's were all over the South.  When I was a kid in the 1960's it seemed that there was a Stuckey's at every major intersection or interstate exit.  Most seemed to have Texaco gasoline.  They were always so neat and clean looking.  I don't ever recall trying a praline or pecan roll.  Anyone ever stop in at one of these?

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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2014, 08:37:37 PM »
Reading Rd and University(?) Ave in Cincinnati.




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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2014, 02:26:56 AM »
Reading Rd and University(?) Ave in Cincinnati.
I keep looking at this and I think it may be across the street from University.  I believe this is the southeast corner at Reading & Lincoln where the Sears store was.  There is a slight downhill slope to the street that is on Lincoln Ave. For those of you not familiar with Cincinnati, University Avenue and Lincoln Avenue meet at Reading Road.  Same street, just a different name going east (Lincoln)  or west (University).  Great photo!


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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2014, 05:21:47 PM »
I have many new pictures of old gas stations, but the only vintage photo I have is this one.

Boyd's Uptown Service at the corner of Clay Avenue & Second Street in Muskegon, Michigan (1920s?)
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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2015, 04:48:43 AM »
Great looking posed photo takenat The Chalet.  Besides the 3 pumps dispensing Tydol products there are oil bottles to be seen, a Bell Telephone porcelain sign, a travel trailer, and even the family dog in this wonderful image.


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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2015, 04:50:43 AM »
Harmon Texaco - Harve MT
Junction Highways 2 & 87
Products include diesel, gas, propane, and nitrogen.
Classic looking 24-hour truck stop and diner (the 2-87 cafe).  There's at least one pump dispensing Texaco Diesel Chief.  Sure have gotten to the point where I miss seeing phone booths!


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Mack Monroe Campbell (18971993) Texaco Service Station Bend, Oregon.

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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2017, 10:41:54 AM »
I think this is easily one of my favorite threads.  :clap:

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Re: Gas Stations - Old Photos
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2017, 11:51:38 AM »
van wagners gulf station -- it was downtown at the loop/next to the bascule bridge in lorain

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