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Original prefab gas station building for sale

Posted By: beneckart

Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:31 PM

I found this on craigslist. Here is a great opportunity to buy an original prefab gas station. I am willing to provide free help in the form of experience I have had in moving similar buildings.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/tro/d/two-buildings-for-sale/6359905367.html

These are Union Metal Manufacturing prefab buildings. Here is a link to this style in a Union Metal filling station catalog circa 1930.

http://www.enarco.com/union/union_55b/magazine/55b.html#page/20
Posted By: gasmelincelr

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:56 PM

The seller took some really good photos.
Posted By: huskybob

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Nov 09 2017 12:42 AM

https://columbus.craigslist.org/tro/d/two-buildings-for-sale/6359905367.html

http://www.enarco.com/union/union_55b/magazine/55b.html#page/20
Posted By: DWSheffer

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Nov 09 2017 02:55 AM

Originally Posted By gasmelincelr
The seller took some really good photos.


I agree, lol......this guy obviously isn't a realtor!
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Nov 09 2017 12:48 PM

This is an individual person needing to get buildings move off of the property.
Posted By: Ryan Underthun

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Nov 09 2017 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By gasmelincelr
The seller took some really good photos.


Must not want to sell it very bad, LOL
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Nov 09 2017 06:16 PM

Actually I think a deal can be made because there is a short deadline for removal. If anyone is interested they should make an offer because they need to be moved soon.
Posted By: cggas

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Nov 09 2017 08:07 PM

What there saying is, they took terrible pictures & if you want to sell something you should take good pics of the item you are trying to sell
Posted By: Ryan Underthun

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Nov 09 2017 08:13 PM

Originally Posted By cggas
What there saying is, they took terrible pictures & if you want to sell something you should take good pics of the item you are trying to sell


The picture of the bushes from next door are my favorite.
Posted By: Oldgas

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Fri Nov 10 2017 09:10 PM

Looks like some cool buildings if a collector could make a deal and drag them home. The pictures sure don't show much. The one with a fence in the foreground is one of the worst "for sale" photos I've seen. Might get a better view on Google Maps Street View. Full Size Street View





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Posted By: wayno48

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Fri Nov 10 2017 09:52 PM

Very smart idea Jim. Much better view of a great old station.
Posted By: Sallad71

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Tue Nov 28 2017 05:15 PM

I passed through Delaware last wknd. Here are additional pics.

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Posted By: Sallad71

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Tue Nov 28 2017 05:16 PM

Last of the pics I took.

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Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Dec 07 2017 11:30 AM

Great pictures. If any one is interested I think I can get both for $5000. We really need to save this piece of history.
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Jan 17 2018 12:39 AM

I have these buildings given to me if I can move them. Is there anyone out there that would like them? I live 12 hours away and it may not work out for me to get there in time to take down. If you are interested contact me and I will help make arrangements for you to get them. Two main problems is the need to be removed soon and then that means the weather in Ohio is the other problem. 785-477-0328
Posted By: sd389421

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Jan 17 2018 03:08 AM

PM
Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Fri Jan 19 2018 04:01 PM

Long way from Portland Oregon, but that was our business of Hand deconstruction. These would be very easy to do and store in a container. In fact a ABF upack would hold both. Biggest draw back would be the Roof on the flat building if there was asbestos in it. Older hot tar roofs were notorious for that.
Just unbolt this and store.
Posted By: Oldgas Moderator

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sun Jan 28 2018 02:50 PM

Great news! Oldgas.com member, Ben Eckart of Kansas, is in the process of bringing this classic gas station home from Ohio.

http://www.delgazette.com/news/66028/octagon-building-headed-to-kansas

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Posted By: DWSheffer

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sun Jan 28 2018 03:33 PM

This is GREAT news! I was hoping the buildings could be saved and glad to hear they are. It would have been a heck of a shame if they were demolished.
Darin
Posted By: SandPCollector

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sun Jan 28 2018 08:07 PM

Kudos to Ben Eckart! I hope this building lives on for many more years to come.
Posted By: JimT

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sun Jan 28 2018 11:06 PM

Good to hear. I wanted them badly but just dont have space for them. Glad Ben got them!
Posted By: eshaver

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Mon Jan 29 2018 01:07 AM

Can anyone here tell me exactly what oil company used this building please ?
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sat Feb 03 2018 05:31 PM

Wanted to give everyone an update on this. After negotiations I was able to secure ownership of these two buildings. Then with the help of Lee Hoover we spent the last week and a half in Delaware, Ohio dismantling them and hauling home. The lubritorium will be rebuilt at Lees place and station will be rebuilt at my place.
Posted By: Corey1955

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sat Feb 03 2018 05:44 PM

Awesome
Posted By: Gasman84470

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sat Feb 03 2018 09:47 PM

Originally Posted by beneckart
Wanted to give everyone an update on this. After negotiations I was able to secure ownership of these two buildings. Then with the help of Lee Hoover we spent the last week and a half in Delaware, Ohio dismantling them and hauling home. The lubritorium will be rebuilt at Lees place and station will be rebuilt at my place.


Gotta love a building called the Lubritorium😀
Posted By: SandPCollector

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sat Feb 03 2018 11:29 PM

Congrats on saving some petroliana history! Please post photos after the station is erected.
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Feb 14 2018 01:03 AM

Here are some pictures of the tear down.

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Posted By: SandPCollector

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Feb 14 2018 01:18 AM

Did you uncover anything hidden that had fallen in a crack?
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Feb 14 2018 02:14 AM

No hidden treasures.
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Feb 14 2018 03:01 AM

were the roofing tiles salvageable? , take lots of pictures of
the re-erection of the station too post for us too see - cool .. ... cool
Posted By: JimT

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Feb 14 2018 04:32 AM

So good to see this. Good for you! Like Randy said dont forget to keep us posted.
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Feb 14 2018 03:23 PM

All the tin roof tiles saved. Am missing a few pieces. Hope to start putting back together as soon as weather getts nice.
Posted By: Oldgas

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Feb 14 2018 03:42 PM

So great to see this happening, Ben. Keep us informed of progress.
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Tue Jun 12 2018 09:56 PM

Starting to reassemble octagon station from Delaware, Ohio. Columns and soffit up today.

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Posted By: SandPCollector

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Tue Jun 12 2018 10:21 PM

I'm looking forward to watching this progress!
Posted By: Coops 427

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Tue Jun 12 2018 10:59 PM

Following, keep the pics coming.
Posted By: Ryan Underthun

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Jun 13 2018 02:41 PM

Looks great! Cant wait to see the progress.
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Jun 13 2018 03:59 PM

Originally Posted by beneckart
Starting to reassemble octagon station from Delaware, Ohio. Columns and soffit up today.


did you or are you going too add power 110 (underground) before you pour the cement?
shouldn't your forms be on the other side of the pedestal's of the building?
don't know how much rain you get there but think of runoff..
awesome project- keep us posted with pictures as you go along - I'm jealous .. ... cool
Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Thu Jun 14 2018 08:59 PM

That is exactly what I was thinking Randy.
Posted By: Stu K.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Fri Jun 15 2018 10:52 AM

Congrats on a safe trip back. Keep us posted with your progress. Thanks.
Posted By: bigandtall

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Fri Jun 15 2018 01:29 PM

Floating slab for interior floor. If you place the weight of the walls and roof on it by extending it out, the settlement will happen at the edges causing the slab to bust up in the middle of the floor due to the edges settling and the center not. I purchased a building built that way and it stinks having cracks through center of my building slab from edge to edge in multiple directions. Probably three inches higher in the center of my building than the edges now after 20 years of settlement.
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Fri Jun 15 2018 03:08 PM

Originally Posted by bigandtall
Floating slab for interior floor. If you place the weight of the walls and roof on it by extending it out, the settlement will happen at the edges causing the slab to bust up in the middle of the floor due to the edges settling and the center not. I purchased a building built that way and it stinks having cracks through center of my building slab from edge to edge in multiple directions. Probably three inches higher in the center of my building than the edges now after 20 years of settlement.


depends how you do this: - minimum of 4" quality concrete with rebar thruout - sawcut it too prevent cracks.
plan this out no matter what the extra cost is too do it right - put a sub panel
inside the building for power & for possible lighting on the outside .. ... cool
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Jun 20 2018 08:54 PM

Thanks to my brothers Jim and Mike I got all the steel for the roof done this week.

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Posted By: SandPCollector

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Wed Jun 20 2018 09:28 PM

Looking good! Thanks for the updates, I sure enjoy seeing history being saved.
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Mon Jul 09 2018 06:26 PM

Making progress on the Octagon station. With the help of my wife Jane I got the soffit tin installed. And with the help of my friend Dave I got the roof sheathing added.

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Posted By: SandPCollector

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Mon Jul 09 2018 07:10 PM

You'll be ready to pump gas in no time! Seriously, you are making fantastic progress on saving a piece of petroliana history.
Posted By: Jhaas63

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Fri Aug 24 2018 02:31 PM

Any new updates on this?
Posted By: beneckart

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale - Sun Sep 30 2018 03:06 PM

Got all the walls, windows and doors installed. Just need to prep the 600+ tin shingles

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