Landers & Russell Gulf on Aug. 6, 1955. (Photo provided by Doyle Landers)
It's been too long since I've posted a Picturing the Past blog...but it hasn't gone away and there are plenty more to come.
You're looking at Landers & Russell Gulf as it appeared on Aug. 6, 1955. Doyle Landers, who contributed the photo, says this was where the former Swing's Phillips 66 was (and that station's building still is) on the northwest corner of the North Main-Lane Parkway intersection.
Note Parsons Motors in the background. I'm guessing that's today's ServPro building, which you probably remember as a pool room or, earlier, J.B. Cook Auto Parts for many years. Online records show that building was built in 1945.
How did that building survive the urban renewal purge when everything surrounding it was demolished? Looks like the Gulf station was in good condition and probably not that old at the time.
And the Parsons Motors sign mentions "new" cars. Anyone remember what brand?
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