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Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH] #700275
Sun Dec 10 2017 10:41 AM
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Update: I talked with a fellow church member this morning that grew up in Albemarle, less than a mile from this station. He's 72 now and said his earliest remembrance of this station is that it was an Amoco. Then he said it was bought by the Burris family and was a Phillips 66 for years. The Burris family still operates a garage in town. He said in their waiting room there was pictures of this station on the wall when it was a Phillips 66.

He said, I'm sure it was something else even before it was Amoco since it's such an old station. I can hardly wait to dig into this a little deeper.

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Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH] #700396
Mon Dec 11 2017 09:06 PM
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A question first. Is Wayne's picture the same station as the one you are restoring?

I believe your station was built by the Arthur B. Shepard Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. They designed and built many stations. The top picture is from 1923, the other one is 1936. The reason I believe they built it is the windows and the shape of the roof. The sides of the building many have been either added or special order when it was built.





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Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH] #700405
Tue Dec 12 2017 07:53 AM
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Wayne’s picture is NOT the building in Albemarle. I just got another text this morning from a guy who checked with another old timer in Albemarle. He also said this was an Amoco station way back in the day.

I’m still digging and will post updates soon.

Update: The property was bought Dec. 7 1916 by a Dr. J.A. Allen, property was willed to his daughter Julia Cherry of Cumberland County. It was leased to the South Central Oil Co. (Phillips 66) in 1964.

There are two Stanly County historians from the museum digging into this right now. They were not able to find right off the bat when the station was actually built or what brand it was originally.

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Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH] #700426
Tue Dec 12 2017 01:39 PM
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Here we go, apparently it was a Sinclair station in the 1950’s at least. The local historian I talked to said they would love to find some pictures of when it first opened up and see what was in the round recesses in the gable ends. I’m still waiting on info. of the year it was built.

I’m just not convinced it was originally a Sinclair station. I may be wrong but the architecture of this building looks like 1920’s-30’s era to me. This is fun to research, but got to find out the exact date it was built and who sold gas there first.

In the ‘60’s photo, all you can see is the “Lee Tires” sign on top of canopy, notice the tire mounted up in the circle recess on gable end.


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Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH] #700594
Fri Dec 15 2017 06:26 PM
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Here's the proposed plan for this station.

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Re: Restoring an old gas station [Re: GHH] #700600
Fri Dec 15 2017 09:04 PM
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Looks good.


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