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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. By 2018, it was housing The Bunker, Military Surplus & Collectibles. [photo thanks Robby Delius] [map]

This former station in Princeton was probably also a Standard Oil station originally. This photo is from 2010. The building appeared to be vacant in 2016. [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 2018. Around 2020, an addition was built onto the building and it began housing Black Powder Smokehouse. [map]

former Standard Oil station
Charlotte, NC
This former Standard Oil station was built in the 1920s. These photos are from 2010. The building had been vacant for many years but has local landmark protection. Around 2020, it began housing a tire shop. [map]

former station
Raleigh, NC
This former station was built in 1927 and operated originally as Arthur Hayes' Market Service Station. By 1948, it was housing the Pearson Esso Service Station. In 1956, the building began housing a dry cleaners. At some point, an addition was made to the front of the office under the canopy was made, doubling its size. The City purchased the property in 1989. The building has been vacant for many years. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Gulf station
Lexington, NC
This former Gulf station was home to Coggins Marble & Granite Co. when these photos were taken in 2010. It now houses a pet grooming business. [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 had been vacant for many years. Around 2018, the canopy was walled up with windows. The building now houses Sofia's Pizza. [map]

former Gulf station
Denton, NC
This former Gulf station is now home to the Buttercup Cafe & Catering. 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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