Tennessee Gas Stations: Ice Boxes & Later

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Wall Brothers Service Station
Covington, TN
Wall's Service Station was originally a Gulf station. Although the Gulf branding is now gone, this place is still selling gas.

former Texaco Station
Cowan, TN
This former Texaco was built in 1936 and stopped selling gas around 1975. Around 2005, it was fully restored as a visitors center, library and café. The pumps were restored and topped with replica globes. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [third photo thanks Michael C. R. Wall]

former Texaco station
Rogersville, TN
This former Texaco is now located at Memory Lane which is Otis Eldridge's collection of Americana. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

former station
Knoxville, TN
former station
Nashville, TN
This former Knoxville station was most likely a Texaco originally. The building now houses Fats BBQ.

This former Nashville station now houses Pedro's Auto Sales. This was probably a Texaco originally.

former station [gone]
Crossville, TN
This former station was vacant when this photo was taken in 2003. By 2009, it had been demolished. The canopy appeared to have been part of the original design. I'm fairly certain that this was originally a Gulf station. Above the bays, there would have been the station owner's name and on both sides of the office, the Gulf lettering.

former Esso station
Knoxville, TN
This former Esso station was being used as a repair shop and U-Haul rental center in 2003 when the top row of photos was taken. The third photo is from 2011 when the building housed Budget Brakes. This building is a classic Esso design. It would have had the "Esso Servicenter" lettering above the service bays, a "Happy Motoring" sign on the side above the restrooms, and the name of the station owner on the front ledge over the office. Many of these stations had freestanding "Esso" signs on the roof above the office as well. The projecting restrooms and overhang appear identical to this Wise, VA station.

former station
Knoxville, TN
This former station has been vacant since at least 2003. I believe this was a Shell station originally.

former Phillips 66 station [gone]
Memphis, TN
This former Philips 66 station was one of the rare, double-canopy types. Phillips 66 built most of these on turnpikes in OK and KS where traffic moved in two directions. Only a handful of these buildings survive today. These photos are from 2003. The building was gone a few years after that. I believe it was last used as a liquor store. For more, see this website.

former Phillips 66 station
Bristol, TN
This former Philips 66 station is an example of the more common single canopy type. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2011.

former Phillips 66 station
Knoxville, TN
This former Philips 66 station has the same style bays as the one in Bristol shown above. However, the tip of the canopy, its supports, and sign tower are slightly different.

former station
Memphis, TN
All that's left of this former station is the giant A-frame style canopy. It might have originally been a Texaco.

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