Gas Station Updates

Lots of “news” while updating the Gas Station section at my website.  Let’s start with the bad news.  The photos were all taken by me.  The “Afters”/update photos are from Google Street View.

This former Shell station in San Bernardino was demolished in 2017.  I only know of one other original canopy like this left (Tracy, CA):

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This former Beacon Oil station in Stoneham, MA housed the Dairy Dome for many years.  The building will be demolished soon for condos.

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Well, at least there are three other surviving examples of this design:
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This station in Janesville, WI was demolished recently:

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Let’s move on to the Before/Afters.

This Standard Oil station in Lawrenceburg, KY:

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was unfortunately remodeled (canopy removed) into this (photo GSV):

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This former station in Cambridge, MA when it was in use as a colorful cafe:

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It was remodeled in 2016 for a medical center (photo GSV) – the tower removed & altered:

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Let’s move on to some happy news:

This photo of this former Esso station in Lynchburg, VA is from 2011:

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began housing this swanky bar/restaurant in 2016 (photo GSV):

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This former Gulf station in Beckley, WV:

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has housed Poncho & Lefty’s restaurant since 2016 (photo GSV):

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This station in Minerva, OH:

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is now housing a brewery (photo GSV):

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This former Gulf station in Durham, NC was in rough shape for many years:

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Since 2011, the building has housed the Geer Street Garden restaurant/bar (photo GSV):

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This former Cities Service station in Darlington, WI was housing a farm supply store in 2012:

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Since 2017, the building has housed City Service Brewing:

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This former Conoco station in Des Moines, IA was endangered and saved.  But then it sat up on blocks for many years:

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Finally, it has landed and is now used as a youth center (photo GSV):

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This former Phillips 66 station in 2017:

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is now housing the Graze restaurant (photo GSV):

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This former Sinclair station in Denver, CO (yes, the P66 design was used by Sinclair in Colorado):

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is now housing a Snarf’s Sandwiches (photo GSV):

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This boarded up Enco station in Tallahassee, FL:

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was adapted for the Happy Motoring bar/restaurant last year (photo GSV):

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That wraps up these blog posts for awhile.  I’m now going to tackle the two biggest sections at my website (mid-century modern buildings and signs).  I’ll be back in a few weeks with an mcm post.

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3 thoughts on “Gas Station Updates

  1. Thank you for all of the updates. The Tom’s Diner building on Colfax in Denver is for sale. It is a former White Spot and was designed by Armet and Davis. Sadly, it seems pretty definite that it will be torn down for an apartment building.

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