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Arizona Ice Boxes & Modern Gas Stations (page 1)

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former Esso station
St. Johns, AZ
This former Esso station had been abandoned for at least a few years when these photos were taken in 2012. [map]

former Mobil Station
Holbrook, AZ
This former Mobil station looks like it was built as a 1940s drum type station. The building has been vacant since at least 2004. There was one non-functioning, cylindrical Mobil pump from the mid-1960s remaining in 2004. It was gone by the time of these other two photos from 2012. [map]

former Texaco station
Kingman, AZ
This former Texaco station appeared to be vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2015, the building was housing Thunder Rode. [map]

former Texaco station
Clarkdale, AZ
This former Texaco station was built in 1942 as the "Copper Bowl Service Station". Instead of the standard porcelain enamel panels, this station was faced with solid copper panels. It was the only station built like this. At the time, Clarkdale was home to the Phelps Dodge Mining Corp. copper refinery. In 1976, this station became an Exxon station. When the station was restored in 1990, the canopy's Texaco fins which had been removed were recreated. In 1991, about six coats of paint and a plastic stucco on top were removed from the copper panels. A special sealant for copper was applied to protect them. The building now houses the Clarkdale Classic Station. It still operates as a gas station and repair shop. [map]

former station
Willcox, AZ
This former station now houses Pioneer Woodworks. I have no idea what brand was sold here originally. [map]

former station
Willcox, AZ
At first glance, this former station would seem to be a Texaco. However, I don't believe that company ever built stations with a single fin on the canopy. Richfield had single fins but that company used blue and gold and the style of the canopy and building was different. Cities Service used green and white and built similar porcelain enamel paneled stations. However, the bands on the rim of the canopy and around the building don't match that design either. Does anyone know what brand was sold here originally? I believe the station was built in 1937 and housed H&S Cycles in 2004. [map]

former station
Globe, AZ
This former station has the same single fin canopy design as the one above in Willcox. [map]

former station
Phoenix, AZ
This former station now houses Grandpa Sal's Auto Services. According to city records, the station was built in 1925 and is known as the "Copeland & Tracht" station. Perhaps this was a prefabricated, steel building manufactured by the Trachte Brothers and Copeland might have been the owner's name. [map]

former station
Tucson, AZ
This former station housed Jim's Garage when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2015, it was housing Auto M.D. Service Center. The building had been covered with siding and the canopy was painted yellow. The building design seems to match the stations in Globe and Willcox above. [map]

former Texaco station
Tucson, AZ

2012:

2017:
This former Texaco station probably had porcelain enamel panels originally like those stations shown above. The building housed Schroeder's Auto Service in 2012. The building was repainted in 2013 to Texaco style white with green trim. By 2015, Schroeder's had added replica pumps and Texaco letters and stars on the building. Around 2017, Sparkle Cleaners moved into the building. The Texaco letters on the canopy's fin had been removed. The "Marfak Lubrication" and "Brakes" letters over the bays had been replaced with "Dry Clean" and "Laundry". There canopy is surrounded by a low cinderblock wall. For more, see this website. [map]

former station
Bisbee, AZ
former station
Williams, AZ
This former station in Bisbee has housed Screaming Banshee Pizza since sometime after 2006. [map]

This former station in Williams was built in 1949. The station closed in 1989 and the tanks and pumps were removed. It has housed Pete's Gas Station Museum since at least 2003. Before 2009, the building looked like this. A canopy was added and the building was painted. This photo is from 2012. [map]

former Richfield station
Cottonwood, AZ
This former Richfield station was built in the early 1940s. It later served as a Mobil station and a Chevron station. Two Gilmore gas pumps have been installed on the island but I don't believe that brand was ever sold here. The building has housed Bing's Burger Station since 2009. For more, see this website. [map]

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