Pennsylvania Gas Stations (page 1)

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Altoona, PA
former Texaco station
Frackville, PA
Reighard's claims to be America's oldest gas station. In 1909, George Hinkle began selling gasoline here out of his blacksmith shop. The office was built of cinder block and the roof shingles from hardened concrete. Since these 2007 photos, the shingles have been replaced with a standard metal shingle roof. Around 1921, George Reighard took over the business. Today, the station is part of the Martin Oil Company chain. [map]

This former Texaco station was closed when this photo was taken in 2007. By 2012, the Texaco letters had been removed and the building was covered with siding. The Texaco stripes (now green) and the "Jackie Morgan" letters had been preserved. [map]

former station
Lancaster, PA


This former station was housing D&L Auto Accessories when these photos were taken. By 2017, the building had been painted beige and was in use by the Shamrock Cafe located across the street. [map]

former station
Scranton, PA
former Gulf station
Philadelphia, PA
This former station in Scranton is identical in design to the one in Lancaster shown above. These may have both been built in the 1920s as Maloney Oil stations. This building was used by George Decker Used Cars in the 1960s and 1970s. It appears to be vacant now. [map]

This former Gulf station was built in 1930. The building was vacant for many years. In 2023, it was announced that the site was going to be developed for an office tower. The gas station will be moved to the Fairmount Park neighborhood where it will house the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Navy. The same Gulf design was used in Athens, AL. For more, see this website.

former station
Greensburg, PA
former Shell station
State College, PA
Koch's Garage
Reading, PA
This former station in Greensburg originally sold Crown Fuel. It was built in the 1920s. The building now houses a tire shop. [map]

This former Shell station was built in 1929. At some point, it became an Esso station which was rebranded as Exxon later on. The station still sells gas and offers repairs. Due to road widening, the pumps had to be moved from the front to the rear of the station. For more, see this website. [map]

Koch's Garage appears to have been a gas station originally. [map]

former station
Reading, PA
former Freedom station
Emsworth, PA
This Reading station now houses John Gross Real Estate. [map]

This former Freedom station was built around 1937. It housed Santucci Plaza with multiple tenants when these photos were taken in 2007. By 2011, the building was housing Cafe Notte. [map]

former station
Boiling Springs, PA
This former station was probably built in the 1930s. It might have been a Fleet Wing station like the one shown below. [map]

former Fleet Wing station
New Oxford, PA
This former Fleet Wing station was built in 1929 by the Aero Oil Company. [map]

Aero Oil Company
New Oxford, PA
This Aero Oil Company building appears to be from the 1940s. Aero Oil is now known as Aero Energy. This was most likely built as the home heating oil supply site and headquarters. The former gas station is located next door (see above). [map]

Misc. (page 2)
Art Deco
Pure Oil

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