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Original prefab gas station building for sale #698388
Wed Nov 08 2017 03:31 PM
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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

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #698390
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The seller took some really good photos.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #698405
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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: gasmelincelr] #698421
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Originally Posted By gasmelincelr
The seller took some really good photos.


I agree, lol......this guy obviously isn't a realtor!


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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #698429
Thu Nov 09 2017 06:48 AM
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This is an individual person needing to get buildings move off of the property.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: gasmelincelr] #698433
Thu Nov 09 2017 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted By gasmelincelr
The seller took some really good photos.


Must not want to sell it very bad, LOL


FREEDOM oil items wanted.


visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #698441
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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.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #698443
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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

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: cggas] #698444
Thu Nov 09 2017 02:13 PM
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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.


FREEDOM oil items wanted.


visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

www.thepumpdump.com
Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #698498
Fri Nov 10 2017 03:10 PM
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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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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #698502
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Very smart idea Jim. Much better view of a great old station.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: wayno48] #699473
Tue Nov 28 2017 11:15 AM
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I passed through Delaware last wknd. Here are additional pics.

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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: Sallad71] #699474
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Last of the pics I took.

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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #700008
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Great pictures. If any one is interested I think I can get both for $5000. We really need to save this piece of history.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #702638
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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

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #702650
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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #702818
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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.


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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #703458
Sun Jan 28 2018 08:50 AM
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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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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #703460
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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


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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #703467
Sun Jan 28 2018 02:07 PM
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Kudos to Ben Eckart! I hope this building lives on for many more years to come.


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: SandPCollector] #703477
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Good to hear. I wanted them badly but just dont have space for them. Glad Ben got them!

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #703483
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Can anyone here tell me exactly what oil company used this building please ?


see ya on the road folks !
Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: eshaver] #703768
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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.

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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #703769
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Awesome

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #703781
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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😀

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #703786
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Congrats on saving some petroliana history! Please post photos after the station is erected.


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #704518
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Here are some pictures of the tear down.

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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #704519
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Did you uncover anything hidden that had fallen in a crack?


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: SandPCollector] #704525
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No hidden treasures.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #704534
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were the roofing tiles salvageable? , take lots of pictures of
the re-erection of the station too post for us too see - cool .. ... cool


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Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: advertologist] #704553
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So good to see this. Good for you! Like Randy said dont forget to keep us posted.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #704577
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All the tin roof tiles saved. Am missing a few pieces. Hope to start putting back together as soon as weather getts nice.

Re: Original prefab gas station building for sale [Re: beneckart] #704578
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So great to see this happening, Ben. Keep us informed of progress.


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