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#682713 - Sat Mar 18 2017 07:09 PM Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass.
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I have these pictures thru the years of a local Gas Station my Dad ran and owned on and off thru the years. I don't have complete history but have some bits to add.

The first picture appears to be the 30's, although branded Mobil, 20 years apart I found 2 Beacon gas signs, (a pump sign and a 30" porcelain) in the ground behind this station. I have yet to see a picture of it as a Beacon Station.

The 2nd picture, 1950's is the Best, a friend of mines father, a mason, built this around 1948 for a Mobil Station, it was run by a couple local guys for several years, at some point my father managed/worked it also. The Oil truck in the picture Terry's Oil was eventually bought by my father and started a lifelong career in the home fuel oil business. None of the memorabilia remains.

Picture 3, 1960's I'm a little vague on but my dad did own the station at one time previous and then sold it.

Picture 4, 1970's is where I spent my years hanging out, my dad bought the station again in the early 1970's and we sold gas as an independent dealer for several years and did minor repairs, at this time the Oil Business was flourishing so this was more of a thorn to him, but kept it going to give us boys work and supply his vehicles with gas. That is me standing in the bay and my fathers Buick skylark pulling up. The GTO on the side was an employee's who worked part time there. I do remember selling Fox Head motor oil before switching to Quaker State. I think it was around 1980 when we shut it down,

Picture 5, 2017 is how it sits today, in the early 80's it was leased to a man who ran a radiator repair business, a few years later another guy transformed it into a Pizza house, at that time removing the overhead door, he lasted a couple years. Eventually a Fire Extinquisher and welding supply business opened and remains there today.
Building is still owned by my mom.


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#682714 - Sat Mar 18 2017 07:12 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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#682721 - Sat Mar 18 2017 08:23 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
DWSheffer Online   content
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Neat photos and history Rick....thanks for sharing. I like the big old red building next door too, looks like an old place!
Darin
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#682751 - Sun Mar 19 2017 06:54 AM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: DWSheffer]
gasmelincelr Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 10 2001
Loc: Mass.
Very cool photos Rick!

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#682753 - Sun Mar 19 2017 07:42 AM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Great history and pictures! Thanks for sharing!!

It's cool how some of you in the hobby have such roots to the industry. Heck, my dad was a carpenter and I never worked in a station. I feel like an outsider compared to some of you.

Again, thanks for sharing!!
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#682761 - Sun Mar 19 2017 09:49 AM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2013
Loc: Northern California
Fascinating to see how the building evolved throughout the years.


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#682775 - Sun Mar 19 2017 12:10 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Awesome photo's and history...and memories for you.
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#682818 - Sun Mar 19 2017 09:16 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Great history and pictures!!
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#682909 - Mon Mar 20 2017 08:17 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Very cool Rick! Long hair and bell bottoms! Lol!
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#682911 - Mon Mar 20 2017 08:30 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
How cool is this...90 years of photo history there.
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#683104 - Fri Mar 24 2017 09:26 AM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
kenr Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 17 2016
Loc: Illinois
I like the history

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#683105 - Fri Mar 24 2017 09:28 AM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Registered: Mon Oct 17 2016
Loc: Illinois
I like the history

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#683108 - Fri Mar 24 2017 10:45 AM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...great photos, Rick...
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#683145 - Fri Mar 24 2017 10:30 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Great pics Rick. Thanks for sharing.
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#683147 - Fri Mar 24 2017 11:00 PM Re: Then, Then, Then, Then and Now Templeton Mass. [Re: KZ1000]
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Registered: Mon Oct 17 2016
Loc: Illinois
I like the history

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