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North Carolina Icebox & Modern Gas Stations (page 2)

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former Shell station
Advance, NC
former Shell station
Williamston, NC
This former Shell station in Advance housed R&M Auto Repair when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2014, the building had been repainted orange and black. It was housing 64 Sheds & Trailers. [map]

This former Shell station in Williamston is now used as an Enterprise car rental location. [map]

These stations would have looked like these originally: 1 and 2.

former station
China Grove, NC
This former station appears to be a Shell station with the pylon chopped off. The building now houses Landis Auto. [map]

former Esso station
Kinston, NC
former Esso station
Kinston, NC
These former Esso stations have been here since the late 1940s.

The station on the left housed Fields Car Wash when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2012, the building was housing a tire shop. [map]

The station on the right houses J&M Auto Detail. [map]

former station
Albemarle, NC
I believe this former station was originally an Amoco. It now houses Eury's Tree Expert Service. [map]

Pure Oil station
Denton, NC
This Pure Oil station has covered up Chevron logos with their own. I don't know if this was originally a Chevron station. [map]

former Travelers station
Kinston, NC
This former Travelers station now houses Real Deal Tires. It was built in the early 1950s. About 25 of this design were built in eastern North Carolina, some with canopies and some without. [vintage 1960s photo thanks Wayne Henderson] [map]

former Cities Service station
Shelby, NC
This former Cities Service station was built in the late 1950s. Above the office, there would have been "Cities Service" lettering separated by a cloverleaf logo. Above the garage, it would have read "For People Going Places". This station became a Citgo station. It was used as a Chevron station in 2004. By 2010, there were no brands visible but the station was still pumping gas and performing repairs. By 2016, the pumps were gone and the building was vacant. For more, see this website. [map]

former station canopy
Rocky Mount, NC
This former station canopy stands at B&R Auto Sales. It dates from the early 1960s when it was part of a Fina station. Another source says this was originally a Tiga staion which had three or four stations with canopies like this in town. This station stopped selling gas around 1990. [map]

former station canopy
Charlotte, NC
2004: 2010:
I believe this former station canopy was originally used by a gas station on this site. I have seen similar gas station canopies with two and three spear-like supports like this in California for Wilshire stations. In 2004, McCullough Auto Electric occupied the building next to this canopy. By 2010, the canopy had been restored by Mac's Speed Shop, a BBQ restaurant which has occupied the building since 2005. Does anyone know if there was a gas station here and, if so, what brand was sold? [map]

former Mobil station
Thomasville, NC
former Mobil station [gone]
Thomasville, NC
These two former Mobil stations had very rare mushroom canopies when these photos were taken in 2010. The station on the left was known as "Downtown Mobil" and had one canopy. The station on the right has two canopies and was known as the "Unity Mobil". By 2014, both stations had been rebranded as Rex stations but the canopies were still there. In 2016, the station and canopies shown in the first photo was still there. In 2015, the station and canopies in the second photo above had been demolished. [map]

former Mobil station
Denton, NC
This former Mobil station had the mushroom canopies and original still-functioning cylindrical pumps when these photos were taken in 2010. By 2014, it had become a Rex station and the pumps had been replaced. The mushroom canopies are still there. For more about these Mobil stations, see this page. [map]

There is another former Mobil station in Greensboro, NC with two mushroom canopies.

former Mobil station [gone]
Pinebluff, NC
While the round canopies had been removed at this former Mobil station, there were still two functioning round pumps at the back of the lot used for kerosene and off-road diesel. There were Mobil markings on back of them although it was a Rex station. These photos are from 2010. By 2014, the pumps had been removed. [photos thanks Robby Delius]

former station
Fayetteville, NC
This former station was originally a Pam Oil station. It was designed by J. Hyatt Hammond and built in 1956. Pam Oil was a local, private brand used for a short time by the Amoco distributor. In later years, this station was a Tenneco and an Amoco. I believe this building has been vacant since at least 2007. The concrete, hyperbolic paraboloid roof was inspired by Eduardo Catalano. The same style roof appears at the Vickers station in Haysville, KS. These Orbit stations in California are even more flamboyant. [vintage photo thanks Wayne Henderson] [map]

More North Carolina Icebox & Modern Gas Stations:
former Phillips 66 station (Aberdeen)
former Gulf station (Asheville) [map]
former Phillips 66 station (Burlington)
former Phillips 66 station (Burlington)
former Texaco station (China Grove)
former Phillips 66 station (Concord)
former Esso station (Durham)
former Phillips 66 station (Durham)
former Phillips 66 station (Durham)
former Phillips 66 station (Garner)
former Crown station (Gastonia)
former Phillips 66 station (Henderson)
former Phillips 66 station (Henderson)
former Phillips 66 station (Marion)
former Gulf station (Raleigh)
former Phillips 66 station (Roanoke Rapids)
former Shell station (Williamston)
former Phillips 66 station (Winston-Salem)
former Gulf station (Winston-Salem)
former Gulf station (Winston-Salem)

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