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Maine Icebox & Modern Gas Stations

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former Gulf station
Wells, ME
former Gulf station
Portland, ME
This former Gulf station in Wells was still selling Gulf gas when these photos were taken in 2004 and 2009. By 2011, the Gulf pole sign had been replaced with a general "Full Serve Gas" sign. The Gulf letters had also been removed from the building. The Robert E. Brown letters are still there. [map]

This Gulf station in Portland is one of three stations that were converted in the late 1960s into Angelone's pizza restaurants. This one is called Angelone's North location. Another one is located in Westbrook, ME. The other Portland location was known as Angelone's South. That building was sold and demolished in 2011. [map]

former Flying A station
Portland, ME
This former Flying A station housed the Bubble Room Laundromat when this photo was taken in 2009. Before the Bubble Room, the building housed the Bramhall Laundry and the S&B Norge Village Laundromat. Since 2014, the building has housed the Tandem Cafe & Bakery. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Esso station
Bangor, ME
This former Esso station now houses the Hammond Street Citgo. The office interior has an Esso logo on the floor (not the best photo - shot through the window when the place was closed). This tile was probably laid after 1965 when Esso began using a brighter blue border. The exterior has what seems to be the original clock and glass block. I believe that the office corner was once curved. [map]

former Sunoco station
Wells, ME
This former Sunoco station still had these signs when these photos were taken in 2009. Sometime after 2011, they were removed. The wooden shingles and bay windows are obviously much more recent additions. The Sun Oil Company, later known as Sunoco, used the caduceus in its logo as a reference to its Mercury Refined motor oil. For more, see this website. [map]

former Mobil station
Biddeford, ME
This Mobil station had a huge vertical sign. The sign is probably from the 1960s although I have never seen one like this before. These photos are from 2003 and 2009. In 2012, the station became a Citgo. A vinyl Citgo sign was applied over this sign. By 2016, Citgo letters had been installed in the sign's frames. There is a similar Sunoco sign in Cambridge, MA. [map]

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