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North Carolina Canopy Gas Stations (page 1)

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former Standard Oil station
Kinston, NC
This former "Jersey style" Standard Oil station was built in the 1920s. Later on, it was an Esso station. Most of the "Happy Motoring!" letters remained when these photos were taken in 2010. By 2014, they were gone. It is still called Ricky's Exxon & Muffler Service although gas is no longer sold here. [map]

former station
Aberdeen, NC
former station
Princeton, NC
This former station in Aberdeen looks like it might have been a Standard Oil station like the one above. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2006. By 2009, it had been restored and was housing the Dog Nation Grill. The restaurant closed around 2013 and the building was still vacant in 2014. [photo thanks Robby Delius] [map]

This former station in Princeton was probably also a Standard Oil station originally. [map]

former station [gone]
Asheboro, NC
This former station appeared to have been a Standard Oil station originally. This photo is from 2010. The building was still there in 2013 but gone by 2016.

former station
Jamestown, NC
This former station might also have been a Standard Oil station. The building appeared vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. It was still vacant in 2016. [map]

former Standard Oil station
Charlotte, NC
This former Standard Oil station was built in the 1920s. These phootos are from 2010. The building has been vacant for many years but has local landmark protection. It was still vacant in 2016. [map]

former station
Raleigh, NC
This former station was operating as Pearson Esso Service in 1948. I don't know if that was the original brand sold here. At some point, an addition to the front of the office was made, doubling its size. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Gulf station
Lexington, NC
This former Gulf station is now home to Coggins Marble & Granite Co. [map]

former Gulf station
Durham, NC
This former Gulf station is from the 1920s. It was operated by Gulf's agent in Durham, the M. M. Fowler Oil Company. The building now appears to be abandoned. [map]

former Gulf station
Denton, NC
This former Gulf station is now home to the Buttercup Cafe. It was an Esso station at one time. It looks just like the Durham station above but with a new roof over the canopy. [map]

former Gulf station
Henderson, NC
former Gulf station
Henderson, NC
These vintage photos of Gulf stations show what the Durham and Denton stations above probably looked like originally. I don't believe either of these stations in Henderson are still around. The second photo is dated 1930. [scans thanks Robby Delius]

former Gulf station
Norlina, NC
This former Gulf station now houses Edwards Tire Service. The office appears to have been absorbed into a taller building behind the canopy. The now roofless service bay building at the left must have been built at the same time. [map]

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