Gas Station (Abandoned) Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey
Here's an old abandoned gas station from Encinitas, CA. See others from the San Diego area at Roadside Peek'sPetrol Pumps San Diego.
Beverly Hills, CA Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
Check out the swooping lines on this one. At first glance, it appears
as if this station canopy is about to blast off into space.
Union Oil Service Center in Beverly Hills with its sweeping
is a masterpiece of space age architecture. This futuristic service station
was built in 1965 by the architectural firm of William Pereira & Associates. (Info courtesy Adriene Biondo)
Union 76 Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
(Top) Here's a look at the mural inside the gas station with a rendering of
the fantastic architecture.
Stanton, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's an old gas station sporting its steel boomerang fins. The
angles hint of motion making one feel like just gassing up and hitting
Pomona, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
At the Royal Gas in Pomona, CA, check out the fins as they reach
for the heavens. Here's a station that's rather jet age looking.
Covina, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The huge overhand out front of this ARCO gas station means that
this station is ready to be converted into a space port.
Savon Gas Photo courtesy Sal Garcia
But alas it is now decades later, and gas stations have long gone commercial.
But, fortunately some of the old petrol pumps of yesteryear still exist
in all their futuristic modern glory. However, the old saying still holds
true. Don't smoke while pumping gas.
With their swooping manta-like rooftops to triangular overhangs, these
old petrol stations have found a warm place in the automotive culture.
So pay a visit
to your nearest retro station. Your car may still ping and the gallon
of gas may not be cheaper, but at least you'll discover 2 minutes of roadside
enchantment in your day.
Avalon Gas Pumps Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
With their pumps standing guard, many of these gas stations are mere
skeletons of their heydey. Due to recent government regulations, many
mom and pop stations ended up closing their doors due to the high cost
Wilmington, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This gas station looks like a throwback to a War of the Worlds character.
Check out the industrial looking legs of the Anaheim Auto.