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Pacific Pride Gas Station

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c. 1930. 119 E. 2nd St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

It is fitting in this historic oil region to find a representative outlet for the product. At this busy corner sits an English cottage version of the gas station, a popular type at the time and designed to blend with its residential neighborhood. There is nothing prefabricated about this brick station. The attention to detail includes slate shingles on its steeply pitched roof, multipaned picture windows, and half timbering in the gable end facing the street. It may have served as a station for the Pennzoil–Pacific Pride Company.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Pacific Pride Gas Station", [Oil City, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 531-531.

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