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Louisiana Gas Stations

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former Gulf station
New Orleans, LA
This former Gulf station was built around 1929 and closed in 1990. It was the longest continuously operated gas station in the South. The building housed Gulf Pizza from 2008-2014. These photos were taken in 2010. The previous occupant was the Lazuli Styling Station. The station now appears to be used as private residential use. For more, see this website. [map]

former station
New Orleans, LA
former station [gone]
New Orleans, LA
The former station at the left above might have been another Gulf station. This photo was taken in 2006. [map]

The former station on the right was built in the 1930s. In 2003, the building housed a Bagel Factory. It housed the French Fountains store when this photo was taken in 2010. That business closed in 2011. The building was demolished in 2016.

former station
New Orleans, LA
This former station was built in the 1940s. It had been vacant for many years. These photos are from 2010. Since 2011, the building has housed C&A Seafood. The remains of the canopy and the light have been removed. The building has also been somewhat remodeled. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former station
Lake Charles, LA
I believe the canopies on this former station were not part of the original design. This was most likely an Amoco like these in Richmond and Roanoke, VA. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the building was housing Rhino Rhenovators. [map]

former Esso station
Alexandria, LA
This former Esso station would have looked like this originally. These photos are from 2010. By 2013, the building had been significantly covered up with siding. [map]

There is another example of this Esso building design in Alexandria.

former Esso station
Baton Rouge, LA
This former Esso station has been adapted for Zippy's Burritos Tacos & More. The station was built in 1961. It was in use as a Phillips 66 when it closed in 1996. The building was then used as a repair shop until 2000. Zippy's bought the building in 2001. The office part of the building still retains the distinctive Esso "flip" roof which was standard at this time. I don't believe the canopy in front of the building was part of the original design. The bay building has also been adapted. This station in Tallahassee, FL shows what the building would have looked like originally. [map]

More Louisiana Gas Stations:
former Cities Service station (Arcadia)
former Phillips 66 station (Lafayette)
former Cities Service station (Lake Charles)
Gulf station (New Orleans) [vintage; gone]

Louisiana Canopies Gas Stations Main Page

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