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Gas station preservation
#715372 Mon Aug 20 2018 07:58 PM
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Here's a link to an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about preserving a gas station (or not).

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-silverlake-gas-station-20180820-story.html

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Re: Gas station preservation
Smoketree #715374 Mon Aug 20 2018 10:11 PM
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I have no opinion as to preserve or destroy. Just explaining the building. Originally a box, typical of the 1930s. If correct, the first gasoline to be pumped was supplied by Texaco. The canopy was added in the 1950s.

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Re: Gas station preservation
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Funny the article doesnt have decent pictures of the station it's talking about. Really doesnt look like much...


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One question no one has asked. Has the tanks been removed as required by the federal government around 1988. Did the tanks leak at any time, and if so, how far did the contamination spread. Here in St. Louis County the QT Oil Company purchased some land for a new station. The property was next to an old taxi garage that had a gas pump. When QT dug down to establish a foundation they found gas contamination that covered the entire property. They dug a hole that was almost 20 feet deep to remove the old gas. Those old steel tanks leaked. I know of another location where the same thing happened, it was in the city of St. Louis.

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