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#81652 - Tue May 20 2008 04:32 PM Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
Gaspedler Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
A walk back in time.
I knew there was on old Ohio Oil (Marathon) warehouse in Indy years ago. Probably built in the 1930's. That was all I knew. I ran across an address for the place today. So I took a short drive. This is what I found. Owner was very nice and let me go thru the old building.
Product storage tanks were under the driveway. A railroad track ran behind the building, overgrown now, but I was able to see remnants of some product pipes and part of a dock.
Chuck


This is a door leading out of the basement.



[This message has been edited by Gaspedler (edited 05-20-2008).]

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#81653 - Wed May 21 2008 09:12 PM Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Very cool! Did you get to go into the basement?

Wes

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#81654 - Wed May 21 2008 09:21 PM Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Cool pics, thanks for sharing.

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#81655 - Thu May 22 2008 03:25 AM Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
Gaspedler Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
The second photo is one taken in the basement. Two other rooms were filled with items stored by the present owner of the building. A powder coating company.
I have contacted a number of people hoping to find an old photo of this when The Ohio was in operation here.
I will post a few more pictures.
This was the "Original" Marathon Products supply source in Indy for stations, before the Speedway Terminal was built in 1945.

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#81656 - Thu May 22 2008 03:40 AM Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
Gaspedler Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
More Warehouse Photos. Notice the I beams still present, that were used to handle heavy items.

Another room in the basement.



Inside starway to the basement.




Main room upstairs.



A closer view of the far end of that room.


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#81657 - Thu May 22 2008 03:42 AM Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
Gaspedler Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
Here is a panoramic view of the side of the Warehouse.


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#81658 - Thu May 22 2008 10:04 AM Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Thanks Chuck for sharing the photos with us I enjoyed them. Jack

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#81659 - Thu May 22 2008 09:04 PM Re: Old Ohio Oil Warehouse
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
The pics are pretty close to a reoccuring dream I have. In my dream, that building is filled with Marathon running man signs and pumps that he wants to sell me. Cheap.

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