Hello fellow gassers!
I have a really specific question for you all. I was sent a scan of a really nice brick 5-6 bay Lincoln Oil Refinery station in Vincennes, IN some time back. Being a native of that city I have been searching for info on this station. Even though my dad is old, he has swiss cheese memory! JK.
I did find an index of articles written by Norb Brown for the Vincennes Sun Commercial (local paper.) on August 24, 1929 he had an article titled "Oil company opening today, lincoln oil refining company now located at 6th and st. clair streets, filling station and bulk plant."
The paper only goes back to 2002 for their online archives so I cant find much out online. Since the picture was a scan from a book, I am not sure I can post it, so I wont at this time. You can correct me if I am wrong.
Does anyone know if there is an index of Linco service stations and/or their locations? I know they only had 17 stations at the time that Ohio Oil bought them, and the pictures shows both "Lincoln Oil Refinery" and a "linco" sidewalk sign, I would have to assume that it may have been one of those 17.
I can google map that location and see it today and in 2009, and dad said that there used to be an old Gulf station on one of those corners, but it was not the one I am looking at. That area also lines up great with railroad tracks (which could be said about any part of Vincennes anyway) so I would think that if they had a bulk plant and station, it would be very close to a rail spur.
Anyways, any help/pointers/info/pictures/"Well.. I remember's" would be appreciated.