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Posted 3 years ago

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EJW-54
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Pictures I took in 2011 while out picking. These are all in my area, I've made efforts to save that first building that was a Sunoco station and will continue to do so. the last photo is the Sunoco I worked at in high school back around 1972-73. At that time it was a typical station with 2 workbays and office. I pumped gas in the evenings after school, in those days it was pretty quite and dark on this road and some nights I sat in the office with a shot gun next to me, can you believe that! It's sad too see these small businesses all closed.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    The building in the first picture is very unique! Love it.
  2. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Yes walksoftly, these cute Sunoco buildings date back to the 20's and 30's, I hope to find funding to move this one to a town museum park and I'll donate my time to restore some old pumps and the building, I'll also donate oil cans and other gas and oil collectibles. There's one of these restored I think in Ohio, you can find it on the net.
  3. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks too Manikan,stonesfan1,walksoftly,hotkitties,scottvez,Vontrike,Mel588,olegaclockman47,vintagemad,jamiedpt and beachbomb for checking this out!
  4. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks also too gargoyle,jameyrd,packrat and junkmanjoe, for the like n love this.
  5. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks pickrknows and BELLIN68
  6. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 3 years ago
    I would take the 1st or 2nd station in a heartbeat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 3 years ago
    I found a site, Waymarking.com ,look under "vintage gas stations" and you can see MANY old station around the country ,VERY NEAT!!!I found one that is on this site this past weekend in Greentown In. that I would LOVE to own!
  8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks timbaran for likes and gargoyle for comments, I'll look that sight up.
  9. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    EJW-54, you might like to visit:>>http//www.us-highways.com
  10. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks Pop_ I'll check it out.
  11. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks Phil and rickey.
  12. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks also to pickerknows, BELLIN68 and tlmbaran
  13. kprattsmith kprattsmith, 3 years ago
    It's good to know there are other 'building huggers' around as far too many of these small , formerly utilitarian, historic sites are often the first to be razed. I recall stopping at small gas stations like this on trips with my family in the 50s, pre-freeways. They are wonderful, almost miniature wonders of highly distinctive design representing the architectural style of their eras. Hat's off to a local preservationist!
  14. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Those first two pictures bring back memories of twenty cents a gallon, full service and FREE AIR!
  15. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks kprattsmith and fhrjr2, glad this brings back memories, I hope I can save that sunoco office in the 1st picture. Check out the restored one in Dublin Ohio at ohiobarns.com
  16. EJW-54 EJW-54, 10 months ago
    Good Morning and Thankyou Manikin, nutsabotas6, ttomtucker, officialfuel and mikielikesigns2!

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