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California Flying A Gas Stations

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former Flying A station
Truckee, CA
This former Flying A station was built in 1936. It was restored in 2008 to look like a 1949 Flying A station. These signs must be replicas. After the restoration, the building housed Sports Tahoe, an outdoor clothing company. It later housed a real estate office. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2014. By 2015, it was housing the Lake Tahoe Brewing Co. [map]

former Flying A station
Colfax, CA

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2014:
This former Flying A station has housed many business over the years. When these 2014 photos were taken, it was occupied by the Bigbear Nursery. For more, see this website. [map]

former Flying A station
Madera, CA
This former Flying A station now houses King's Auto Repair. These photos are from 2014. By 2015, the building had been painted grey. [map]

former Flying A station
Los Angeles, CA
2013: 2015:
This former Flying A station housed Mobile Mechanics when this photo was taken in 2013. The canopy was missing its support poles. By 2014, the building had been painted green and was housing Yshua Smog & Collision Repairs. By 2016, the building was housing J&B Alarm & Stereo. [map]

former station
San Jose, CA

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2014:

This former station, appears to be a remodeled Flying A station with the tower removed. It housed George's Service Center in 2008. The building has housed San Jose Autoworks since around 2011. [map]

former Flying A station
Oakland, CA

2008:

2014:
This abandoned former Flying A station was known as Mac's Flying A Service in 1966. By 2014, the building had been repainted and the chain link fencing removed. The building was still vacant in 2015. [map]

former Flying A station
Watsonville, CA
This former Flying A station was built around 1939. The station closed in 1989. In 2006, it was restored and moved from a different location in town to the Watsonville Auto Center. There is now a Grocery Outlet behind the former station now. There would have been canopy supports originally. For more, see this website. [map]

former station
Sacramento, CA

2008:

2014:
The tower on this former station is a little bit wider than those on the three stations shown directly above. This was probably also a Flying A station originally. In 2008, the building housed Inflation Tires. In 2013, the building was repainted. For about a month, it was used by the Last Days Ministry church. The building appeared to be vacant in 2014. [map]

former station
Lamont, CA
This former station was probably also built as a Flying A station. The part of the building with the bays was apparently expanded at some point. The building now houses the Los Amigos Food Center. [map]

former station
San Diego, CA
This former station has a rounded off canopy similar to those above. However, it has a patched on look and might have been added later. The building now houses Skelley's Garage. Their sign claims they have been here since 1934. Does anyone know the history of this building? [photos thanks Gregory May] [map]

former station
Laguna Beach, CA
This former station also has a rounded canopy with fluorescent tube lighting like those above. The canopy on the side of the building was probably added later. However, the front of the building looks very similar to the Seaside stations shown at the top of this page. The building now houses Laguna Auto Werks. I don't know if the Streamline Moderne building behind the station was always used for service bays. [map]

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