Jump to content




Photo

Gas stations


  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#1 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:29 PM

I've been taking pictures of interesting old buildings that I come across in various small towns here in Ohio, some of which are old gas stations that have been repurposed. Here's a couple of recent finds:

 

Woodsfield.jpg

 

This one is on state route 800, just south of Woodsfield.

 

Murray-City.jpg

 

This one is in downtown Murray City, one of the "Little Cities of Black Diamonds."

 

Does anybody else have anything similar to share?


  • Joe Mig likes this

My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!





#2 Hworth08

Hworth08

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,563 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Springfield, TN

Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:36 PM

Somewhere and I haven't looked in a while is a site that has probably 50 old station of the different companies.

 

If I could scan I could show an old City Service distributorship that my granddad took over not long after WWII. My dad went to work for him and my family has been in the fuel retailing more than 65 years now.


Don Hollingsworth

#3 MG Brown

MG Brown

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,780 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Land of Lincoln, where governors make the license plates.

Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:14 PM

This is a great idea for a project. I'm sure I can find a few to photograph around here.

 

Here's one that I found that's very cool.

 

Screen Shot 2013-09-10 at 11.13.41 PM.png


"I'm just here for the entertainment." George Carlin


#4 Duffy

Duffy

    a dearly-missed departed member

  • Member at Peace
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,791 posts
  • Joined: 25-January 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Geographically Brooklyn, Politically Berkeley

Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:59 AM

Ohh, this is rich. When I was researching logo images for my "Sinclair" stocker, my Google search was filled with pictures of some girl in a suede loincloth posed around vintage Sinclair green plaster dinosaurs. There's a repurposing for you.
 
Duf
Michael J. Heinrich
1950-2016
Requiescat in Pace
 
And I am awaiting
perpetually and forever
a renaissance of wonder

#5 Tom Thumb Hobbies

Tom Thumb Hobbies

    Posting Leader

  • Advertiser
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,181 posts
  • Joined: 16-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Planet Earth

Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:38 AM

This is a cool project. I have a big jones for old gas pumps and gas station memorabilia.

Mike McMasters
TTlogo300.jpg
460 Wilson Rd
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 274-5150
Home of the ORIGINAL American blue King


#6 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

Here's another one:

 

Talley's:Packard.jpg

 

This one was in Zanesville. It was a gas station before WWII, and after the war housed the local Packard dealership.

 

It was recently demolished for a realignment of the intersection. 


My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


#7 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

I'm sorry it's taken so long, but I do have a couple of new entries.

 

Conroy-Station.jpg

 

This one is on state route 60 just north of McConnelsville.

 

Ed's-Sleds-#2.jpg

 

Ed's Sleds, located on East Main Street in Newark.


My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


#8 Dave Crevie

Dave Crevie

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,088 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 09

Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:58 PM

There is actually a book of old gas stations. Motorsport Collector had them many years ago. I'm sorry I didn't buy one. 

 

The Route 66 book has a few. Gas pump collecting was real big about ten years ago, and is still pretty popular. If you watch "American Pickers" they deal on quite a few.



#9 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 09 August 2017 - 09:36 PM

There is actually a book of old gas stations.

 

I know. I'm just documenting the ones I come across. There are a LOT of backroads and small towns here in my neck of the woods. My main difficulty is finding a safe place to pull over and take the picture. Narrow roads and narrow berms present problems.

 

Please feel free to post your own finds.


My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


#10 Phil Hackett

Phil Hackett

    Posting Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,667 posts
  • Joined: 29-January 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:A Big Red Star on a Kremlin Map

Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:14 PM

There is actually a book of old gas stations. Motorsport Collector had them many years ago. I'm sorry I didn't buy one. 

The Route 66 book has a few. Gas pump collecting was real big about ten years ago, and is still pretty popular. If you

watch "American Pickers" they deal on quite a few.

 

"Pump & Circumstance," I have it.

 

Just around the corner from the shop is an old Googie-style station that's been unoccupied since 1993 and hasn't been pumping gas for who knows how long before that. The City of Gardena routinely cuts the weeds and repairs the fence around it. There are probably three-five more stations I can think of that are near the shop that have been abandoned for 25+ years.


Click HERE to contact Sonic Products. The messenger feature on my Slotblog account has been disabled.

Posted Image

#11 Dave Crevie

Dave Crevie

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,088 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 09

Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

Documenting these relics from the past is important. I am sure there are many old stations that have been missed, or their purpose has been changed and they are no longer recognizable as stations. They are part of history. Each photograph taken makes sure they will not be forgotten



#12 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

I came across this one a couple of weeks ago in Caldwell, Ohio:

 

Caldwell-Gas-Station.jpg


  • Mattb likes this

My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


#13 munter

munter

    Race Leader

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 957 posts
  • Joined: 11-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Napier, New Zealand

Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

During a road trip last year I passed by this. It is the entrance to one of the Millen's(Steve?) property. The driveway is specially designed so you can hold a sprint/timed race on it. They host the Leadfoot festival every year.

P1130469.jpg

P1130467.jpg

P1130468.jpg


  • Mike Patterson, Dallas Racer and Gator Bob like this

John Warren
Slot cars are my preferred reality


#14 Dallas Racer

Dallas Racer

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,807 posts
  • Joined: 03-November 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dallas, TX

Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

This gas station was about 10 miles from where I grew up in Dallas and I've drove by it thousands of times over the years. It was blocks from Dallas Slot Cars first 2 locations.I believe it was built in 1939 and was more beautiful than the picture. It was well maintained, but it was razed in 2012. I couldn't believe it. Very sad.

Attached Images

  • Mobile.jpg

  • Mike Patterson and munter like this

Phil Smith ® ™


#15 Dave Crevie

Dave Crevie

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,088 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 09

Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:13 PM

Some model railroaders would give their left knibblet for some of these pictures. Gas stations are a favorite structure

on layouts.



#16 Dallas Racer

Dallas Racer

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,807 posts
  • Joined: 03-November 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dallas, TX

Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:11 PM

During a road trip last year I passed by this. It is the entrance to one of the Millen's(Steve?) property. The driveway is specially designed so you can hold a sprint/timed race on it. They host the Leadfoot festival every year.

 

 

P1130468.jpg

 

I don't know why I didn't initially notice that this station had been totally restored, including a vintage gas truck. Very cool! :good:


Phil Smith ® ™


#17 Frankie Schaffier

Frankie Schaffier

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 312 posts
  • Joined: 17-September 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fostoria, OH

Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:33 PM

Here's a picture of one of our family's service stations..

Attached Images

  • 269672_186878854699374_1906965_n.jpg

Frankie
Professional Track Wall Tester.
Rob Voska's only friend.
OS Bodies
CHR Cars

#18 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:43 PM

What year is that photo, Frankie? I'm guessing late 50s? And how many stations did your family operate?


My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


#19 Frankie Schaffier

Frankie Schaffier

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 312 posts
  • Joined: 17-September 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fostoria, OH

Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

Exactly Mike, sometime around 58 or 59 timeframe. Dad had a total of 4 stations at one time, all Mobil, most in the Brighton Michigan area. My Mom had restaurants, about the same number and within the same area along with a few other businesses in the area. My love is the old service stations, not this self serve crap we deal with today. I still feel if someone had a gas station with someone that pumped your gas, if even for a few cents more, it would be a busy place.
  • Mike Patterson likes this
Frankie
Professional Track Wall Tester.
Rob Voska's only friend.
OS Bodies
CHR Cars

#20 Bill from NH

Bill from NH

    Age scrubs away speed!

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,275 posts
  • Joined: 02-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Boston, NH

Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

Frankie, the state of New Jersey does not allow anyone to pump their own gas. But, I'm willing to bet that most station attendants don't offer to check your oil, wash your windows, or put air in your tires. Long ago, most, if not all stations, stopped giving out free road maps too, 


Bill Fernald
 

I heard they weren't going to make yardsticks any longer.


#21 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:54 PM

Frankie, thanks for the reply. Although personally, I don't mind pumping my own gas. After all these years, I've got a pretty good idea of how much more I can add after the pump clicks off.

 

Bill, here in Ohio, the "rest areas" usually have a supply of state road maps that you are free to take. So I do. :D


My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


#22 Bill from NH

Bill from NH

    Age scrubs away speed!

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,275 posts
  • Joined: 02-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Boston, NH

Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:47 PM

With GPS, you really don't maps anymore. I don't have a cow bell (cell phone) but most of them have a GPS app now too.


Bill Fernald
 

I heard they weren't going to make yardsticks any longer.


#23 Frankie Schaffier

Frankie Schaffier

    On The Lead Lap

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 312 posts
  • Joined: 17-September 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fostoria, OH

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

Thanks for the reply Bill.. Cool that Jersey still has full service, or at least pumps for you. My Dad was pretty firm on once you heard the bell your butt better be heading to the pump. And even if it was only for $5 worth, you still washed the windshield and asked if they wanted the oil checked. If I didn't do that, well.. It was bathroom cleaning detail or taking all the oil cans down in the window and washing the windows..
  • Mike Patterson likes this
Frankie
Professional Track Wall Tester.
Rob Voska's only friend.
OS Bodies
CHR Cars

#24 Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson

    Village Luddite™

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,148 posts
  • Joined: 14-October 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Zanesville, OH

Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

With GPS, you really don't maps anymore. I don't have a cow bell (cell phone) but most of them have a GPS app now too.

I prefer maps. The kind actually printed on paper and cleverly folded so that it's impossible to return them to their original state. Rand-McNally road atlases are fun, too.


My neighbors listen to heavy metal... whether they want to or not!!!


#25 Bill from NH

Bill from NH

    Age scrubs away speed!

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,275 posts
  • Joined: 02-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Boston, NH

Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:10 PM

I keep ME & NH roadmaps in my car's glovebox. I forget where I got them.  :laugh2: My wife has the R-M road atlases. They do contain lots of information, but I find them too bulky.


Bill Fernald
 

I heard they weren't going to make yardsticks any longer.






Electric Dreams Online Shop