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Gas Station

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 21 May 2014 in Architecture.

Historic Village, Buffalo Gap, Texas
Magnolia Gas Station

By the 1920s there were more than 15,000 gas stations all over the United States. The gas station had replaced the barbershop and become the new social gathering place for men. This gas station was built in Winters, Texas and originally only had one pump. Pumps like the one you see here are called visible pumps. When the service man would start pumping the gas by hand he could watch to see the visible tank fill up before releasing it into your vehicle. This way he knew exactly how much you had purchased. In 1943 it was turned into a Texaco Station.

NIKON D5000 1/180 second F/16.0 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Andreas from Neuwied, Germany

Cool, an historic Gasstation.
What is the Price for one Gallon? ;)

21 May 2014 7:35am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

There is a lovely simple logic to all we see here . . oddly similar in principle to what we have today but the sense of leisure and pleasure and time to chat has long gone !

21 May 2014 7:52am

jean pierre from paris, France

jolie cette ancienne station service!! amitiés

21 May 2014 7:56am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Très belle cette composition!!

21 May 2014 8:07am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice old station

21 May 2014 8:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom


21 May 2014 9:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image of this Gas station...I am happy such places are still preserved....

21 May 2014 10:21am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Neat old place, reminds me of visiting St. Jo near Bowie when i was a kid, they had all the old stuff plus a place for the spit and whittle club to gather:)

21 May 2014 11:59am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A classic old time gas station - look at those old pumps!

21 May 2014 5:34pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Yes, i like these old pumps too!

21 May 2014 8:51pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Fine vintage scene.

22 May 2014 3:19am

Langevine from Angers, France


22 May 2014 6:37am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love this old gas station. Great shot.

22 May 2014 4:05pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Cool place. Those pumps are interesting.

23 May 2014 12:59am

1/180 second
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)