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We Remember Service Stations of the Past – Even Gas Pumps Had Classy Style Back Then!

One thing we certainly do miss about service stations are the classy designs for the pumps and the stations themselves. It’s hard to picture the equivalent of an Art Deco station being built today. Compared to resent day gas stations, these service stations were quite classy and they were fairly common.

We Remember the Service Stations of the Past

This Art Deco Shell station must have been glorious when it was first built. Just check out the shell lamp globes on top of the gas pumps! Via/ Library of Congress

We Remember the Service Stations of the Past

1955 Pensacola, Florida, service station. Via/ State Archives of Florida

We Remember the Service Stations of the Past

1962 service station and shop in Florida. Note the signs that say they take Green Stamps and that they also do radio repair! Via/ State Archives of Florida

We Remember the Service Stations of the Past

The Teapot Dome gas station in Zillah, Washington, was built in 1922. The station was moved and then restored years later, though it is no longer a working station. Via/ Flickr

We Remember the Service Stations of the Past

“Expert greasing” offered at this 1922 service station in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Via/ Flickr

We Remember the Service Stations of the Past

76 station photographed in 1979. Via/ Library of Congress

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