Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by hatguy1, Nov 26, 2013.
A one-pump gas station!
"The Trouble With Harry" (1955)
Didn't you mean to also post this in the "Girls in Guys' Garb" thread.
Found this photo in the Jalopy Journal site.
There are variations on why it became "Lover's Leap".
These images were included in that page:
Reminds me of a young Grace Kelly.
Such a beautiful smile and figure!
She's as cute as a button. I also have a soft spot for '49 and '50 Fords.
Another view of Terrible Terry's, and a few other station photos.
With over 400 gas station photos on my Android phone alone (and lots on my home PC), I figure I need to step up posting production to 6 images at a time...I'm collecting them faster than I'm sharing, lol.
"Terrible Terry" Carpenter's gas station.
Senator from Nebraska:
"He first moved to Nebraska in 1916 and took over a gas station in Scottsbluff, where, in the middle of the Depression, he started gas price wars with major oil companies that had stations in the area. Eventually, the major companies bought the land beneath Carpenter’s gas station and evicted him.
The town rallied around Carpenter and raised enough money so that he was able to open another gas station. When the major companies again attempted to put him out of business by cutting off his suppliers, Carpenter built a railroad spur to his station, constructed a refinery, and made his own gasoline. His gas sold for 5 cents a gallon in some areas where the competition sold it for 20 cents a gallon.
An Omaha World-Herald newspaper editorial first coined him the name "Terrible Terry" during Carpenter’s gas wars in western Nebraska.
Cities Service got a lot of mileage out of that delta-in-a-trefoil logo before they changed to Citgo. If you ever visit the old Cities Service Building in Manhattan, one of the most art-deco skyscrapers ever built, you'll see it embedded everywhere in the decor --note the floor indicator light above this lobby elevator:
This diminutive Pure Oil gas station was located at the corner of Hudson and Indianola. It had an outdoor lift instead of service bays. The pump globes say Purol and Detonox, indicating the photograph is from the 1920s. Service bays were added to the station later in the decade. Union 76 purchased Pure Oil in 1965, and completely refashioned the station
The Original "Hidden Mickeys", lol.
I always thought it was a cute little station.
art deco canvas
And the real young Grace Kelly
Only noticed this now, but methinks the most beautiful woman of the 20th Century had a nose job, that or her nose somehow shrunk and became thinner and more angular as she aged ⇩
What a perfectly iconic Gulf station.
I worked around the corner from - and went to many meetings in - this, as you note, insanely and wonderfully over-the-top Art Deco gem. I was a young kid on Wall Street when I first saw it and couldn't believe there was ever a time that something so awesome could have been built.
The crazy thing is that there are a lot of (on a somewhat smaller scale) insanely gorgeous Art Deco buildings all clustered in that pretty small area known as "Wall Street." Any one of those building would be a star on its own, but they almost get "lost" amongst the plethora.
All that said, I don't specifically remember the Citi logo, but next time I'm in the building, I'll be hunting out as many of them as I can.
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