Massachusetts Icebox & Modern Gas Stations (page 1)

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Fortini's Gulf station [gone]
Somerville, MA
Fortini's Gulf station was built in the 1920s. In 2006, the station was closed and the pumps had been removed. By 2009, the building was gone. [first, second and fifth photos thanks Doug Dodds]

former station
Cambridge, MA
Union Gulf Service
Somerville, MA
This former station in Cambridge might have been a Cities Service station originally. The building housed Koko's Garage when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2014, the business was known as Vahe's Garage. [map]

The Union Gulf Service is located at Union Square. This station operated as a Gulf station and repair shop until it closed in 2018. The signs have been removed. It now operates as a Global gas station and Union Auto Service. [map]

Ludwin's Oil & Tire
Chicopee, MA
Ludwin's Oil & Tire still distributes oil but doesn't have pumps anymore. [map]

former station [gone]
Pittsfield, MA
This former station housed C&T Auto Sales when this photo was taken in 2011. In 2014, the building housed Berkshire Automotive Repair. By 2022, the building had been demolished.

former station
Roslindale, MA
operating station
Brockton, MA
This former station in Roslindale was probably an Amoco station originally. The building now houses Jose's Auto Repair. [map]

This operating station in Brockton was probably an Esso station originally. The design appears to be the same as one in Bangor, ME. [map]

former Esso station
West Springfield, MA
This former Esso station now houses Red's Auto Repair & Towing. The vintage photo is from 1953. In 1958, the station became Red's Exxon. These photos are from 2011. In 2013, there was a devastating fire in the building. The panels were removed and replaced with new siding at that time. The clock was not damaged and is still operating. [map]

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