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):
This former Beacon Oil station in Stoneham, MA housed the Dairy Dome for many years. The building will be demolished soon for condos.
Well, at least there are three other surviving examples of this design:
This station in Janesville, WI was demolished recently:
Let’s move on to the Before/Afters.
This Standard Oil station in Lawrenceburg, KY:
was unfortunately remodeled (canopy removed) into this (photo GSV):
This former station in Cambridge, MA when it was in use as a colorful cafe:
It was remodeled in 2016 for a medical center (photo GSV) – the tower removed & altered:
Let’s move on to some happy news:
This photo of this former Esso station in Lynchburg, VA is from 2011:
began housing this swanky bar/restaurant in 2016 (photo GSV):
This former Gulf station in Beckley, WV:
has housed Poncho & Lefty’s restaurant since 2016 (photo GSV):
This station in Minerva, OH:
is now housing a brewery (photo GSV):
This former Gulf station in Durham, NC was in rough shape for many years:
Since 2011, the building has housed the Geer Street Garden restaurant/bar (photo GSV):
This former Cities Service station in Darlington, WI was housing a farm supply store in 2012:
Since 2017, the building has housed City Service Brewing:
This former Conoco station in Des Moines, IA was endangered and saved. But then it sat up on blocks for many years:
Finally, it has landed and is now used as a youth center (photo GSV):
This former Phillips 66 station in 2017:
is now housing the Graze restaurant (photo GSV):
This former Sinclair station in Denver, CO (yes, the P66 design was used by Sinclair in Colorado):
is now housing a Snarf’s Sandwiches (photo GSV):
This boarded up Enco station in Tallahassee, FL:
was adapted for the Happy Motoring bar/restaurant last year (photo GSV):
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.