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Monday, August 15, 2011

Shell Oil Station

Good morning,

Remember gas stations like this?
We passed this one on a country road in Southern Ohio and had to stop and take pictures.
I took this series as My Honey and I walked back up the road...
...to get all the details into our cameras.
The station is freshly painted and it appears there is merchandise in the windows.  The gas tanks appear to be working, but who knows?  We didn't see anyone, but expected someone to walk out any minute and ask if we needed help.  Perhaps this place was repainted for a movie?
Even the pick up truck parked at the side was in character with the building.
 Directly across the street was what appeared to be a permanent garage sale.  A lady sitting in a chair over there watched us as we so carefully photographed the Shell Station.
I thought of this long afterward, but is it possible that the people over there at the "garage sale" also own this Shell Station?  If they keep it all painted and looking really sharp, you have to know people like us will stop to take pictures and just might come across the street and buy something.  I should have walked across the street and asked.

This was a really fun stop.  :)

Lois

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18 comments:

Sherry said...

Now if I admit that I remember places like this, then that is admitting that I'm old!!! Yes, I remember the days when places like this were common along the road.

Wanda..... said...

It's like a step back in time, Lois. There might have been some nice antiques deep inside that old building, but then maybe a few little creatures too!

Montanagirl said...

How fun! That's definitely a look back into the "good ol' days" !!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! what a great place! even the shell-back chairs to go with it!

VP said...

Some very interesting pictures, this has the same 'flavor' of some places here, but the buildings and the colors are completely different. I like this kind of images!

Judy said...

Wow, how awesome! I would love to have looked in the windows.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi,

I'm beginning to think this whole section of road was used for a movie. The scary house (earlier post), the store stocked but with no signs, the barns (surely already there), and now this gas station.

I saw copies of the old shell chairs available for sale at a furniture store this week. They were displayed at the front door of the store and there were few people who could walk by without stopping, marveling at them, and sitting in them.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words.

Lois

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's a nice gas station. I really liked the themed chairs also.

Amanda said...

You definitely don't see stations like this now!

Mama-Bug said...

I love this! I do remember old gas stations like this. My granny had the old metal porch chairs like these too! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane today!

Rose said...

I wish you had went across...you could probably have gotten the history of this place. I do remember gas stations like this and I miss them. I also miss those gas prices!

I am glad you stopped for photos...I enjoyed them.

EG Wow said...

Ha! So the Shell station ,ay be a marketing ploy? The station sure looks like its from out of the past.

Diana said...

That station was so neat looking Lois. So glad you got the photos. I would keep those! What a fun surprise.
Love Di ♥

Leontien said...

yeah they might! Sometimes i watch that show, where those two guys pick up stuff (picker something) and they walk into the strangest places where they have old buildings fixed up and all... mabye...

it looks like it belongs in a film, yes!

Leontien

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, this station and it's surroundings did look like a step back in time. Too bad you didn't ask the question so you (and we) would know more about it :-)

missing moments said...

I do remember those old shell stations! Those themed chairs are pretty cool!

Elaine said...

Wonderful series of photos! What a great job someone has done restoring this old station. You ran into some very strange things along this road. Could it have been the Twilight Zone?

karen said...

The pumps are so gorgeous. Much better than the new ones that have no character at all.