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past & present #501119
Fri Dec 27 2013 08:43 PM
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I have posted this gas station that is in San Francisco in the past with the early Union but found another past picture of it. Any one else have past and present pictures that you can ad to this post would be great.







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Re: past & present [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #501122
Fri Dec 27 2013 08:54 PM
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Canby, Oregon
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I want that building, thanks for posting it again, makes me want to move back to SF

Re: past & present [Re: Neil Gerrard] #501127
Fri Dec 27 2013 09:47 PM
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That is so awesome! Thanks Matt.Mark

Re: past & present [Re: MARK SMITH] #501129
Fri Dec 27 2013 10:04 PM
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Great before and after Matt!!

I actually posted this before picture the other day in Great Old Pics, and I knew the location as it was only a mile from the house I grew up in. But I didn't realize that it was the same building. But then you pictures here had me go take a closer look using google street view.
And wow it is the same building!! The brick is just gone from the columns.
But here's the kicker!! Take a look at the two standard globes in the background to the right on top of the front facade!!! They are still there!!!
That is what those are correct? I first i thought someone painted them a solid color. But if you look at the original picture, they look solid there too. Kind of hard to see against the tree's. Any thoughts on the solid color?

Guess where I'll be tomorrow???

tims.jpgSCS 40's  Jeferson and Beverly.jpgtims 2.jpg
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Re: past & present [Re: Steven C.] #501132
Fri Dec 27 2013 10:19 PM
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Calgary AB
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Buy one for me would you! smile

Re: past & present [Re: Gasman84470] #501134
Fri Dec 27 2013 10:25 PM
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i went to high school with this Tim. We didnt' hang around but I knew who he was. I'm somewhat sure he'll remember me. But the thing is, does he know what those are on his roof? I wonder if he knows the history of his building?


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Re: past & present [Re: Steven C.] #501136
Fri Dec 27 2013 10:56 PM
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Canby, Oregon
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take the pic with you and show the people in the house behind how much better their house used to look.

Re: past & present [Re: Neil Gerrard] #501141
Sat Dec 28 2013 12:08 AM
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Where are those Union globes??????????

Re: past & present [Re: Tom Stover] #501187
Sat Dec 28 2013 09:23 AM
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great pictures!!!!



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Re: past & present [Re: VEEDOL_AL1] #501235
Sat Dec 28 2013 01:44 PM
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Well no good on the roof globes. I luckily found Tim outside working around his shop. The crowns on the roof he said are actually cement. Which explains them being painted. I didn't ask what he knew about them. He mentioned he believe his brother still has a few off of the pumps. I may check back in another time and inquire about them.
I have to imagine that someone must have filled a globe with cement and then broke the actual glass globe off of it in order to create these. Unless anyone here has every heard of Standard supplying cement globes to some/any of it's stations.
He said he knew of the station owners family name but only through his parents how lived across the side street in this picture. As for the house in the back, this Tim actually now lives in it. He said his grandfather built it.


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Re: past & present [Re: Steven C.] #501271
Sat Dec 28 2013 04:34 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Inside of a Crown has very little detail. I'd guess they made a 4 part mold of outside then cast them from that.

Re: past & present [Re: Dick Bennett] #501299
Sat Dec 28 2013 07:11 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Cool story and pictures, thanks for posting.


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Re: past & present [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #502542
Fri Jan 03 2014 01:46 PM
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I had this old picture of an old Sunoco station in Au Gres, Mi. I took a shot and ran down the main drag in town using google street view and found the building as it exists today. Well actually the view on google street view said 2009. Wow, I need to get a life!! Well none the less, always cool to see these "then and nows".

Au Gres MI 1940s (2).jpgAu Gres MI 1940s (3).jpg
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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: past & present [Re: Steven C.] #502548
Fri Jan 03 2014 02:16 PM
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Here is another in Harrison Mi.
Not the greatest pic but best i could get out of street view.

Harrison Mi late 40s ish (2).jpgHarrison Mi late 40s ish (3).jpg

Steve Coppens
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Re: past & present [Re: Steven C.] #502551
Fri Jan 03 2014 02:27 PM
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Wow!!! Now this one is crazy!! I cannot believe this building is still there. This is deep down into the not so great area's of Detroit. The sign post street sign (Woodlawn) gives away for sure this to be the same building and I am standing on Van Dyke Ave in the google street view. Incredible this is still there!!

Van Dyke at Woodland Ave (2).jpgVan Dyke at Woodland Ave (3).jpg

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