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    • Johnson-Harris Service Station

    • 1952
    • Photograph, taken in 1952, of the Johnson-Harris Service Station (800 Alhambra) and Patterson Parts (810 Alhambra). In the 1955 Sacramento City Directory, Lester A. Johnson and Orville D. Harris are listed as proprietors of the service station.
    • 448
    • Regal Service Station

    • 1960
    • This 1960 photograph shows the Regal Service Station, located at 1221 through 1231 Third Street. Giveaway stamps, redeemable for merchandise, are advertised along with a fifteen-month battery for six dollars and eightty-eight cents. A vintage 1960...
    • 624
    • Ransome's Truck Service

    • 1942
    • Pictured on March 8, 1942, is the newly constructed Ransome truck terminal at 324 North Sixteenth Street. It was built in order to provide mechanical, lubrication, fuel and personal assistance to agricultural and industrial truckers operating in...
    • 420
    • Close-up of O’Neil Brothers Service Station

    • 1933
    • This closer view of gas pumps and service garages at the O’Neil Brothers Service Station at Thirteenth and L Streets was captured on May 12, 1933. In spite of its founders, Joseph and John O’Neil, dying during the 1940s, the company surged to five...
    • 145
    • Sacramento Tire Company

    • 1929
    • This July 20, 1929, photograph shows the Sacramento Tire Company at 1530 L Street. A few years later, Goodyear would take over the L-shaped and Spanish-style property that was built, also in 1929, for 20,000 dollars by the Standard Oil Company of...
    • 449
    • O'Neil Brothers Service Station

    • 1935
    • The 1301 L Street location of the O’Neil Brothers Service Station is shown in this photograph, taken on December 18, 1935. The site was purchased in 1929 by brothers Joe and John O’Neil for 47,500 dollars. Once in hand, the third generation...
    • 146
    • Second Street:  1219; Capitol Avenue:  201 through 206

    • 1960
    • The east side of Second Street, between L Street and Capitol Avenue, is shown in this 1960 photograph. Businesses in view include the La Simpatia Restaurant at 1219 Second Street, Al's Flying A Gas Station at 201 Capitol Avenue, and, on the other...
    • 1522
    • Third Street, 1222 through 1230

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 photograph shows a Standard Oil gas station at 1226 through 1230 Third Street. To the right, and behind the station, is the three story Tokyo Hotel at 1222 Third Street. A large Royal Crown Cola advertisement is painted on the...
    • 725
    • Union Oil Service Station

    • 1935
    • This March 16, 1935, photograph shows a Union Oil Service Station at the corner of Alhambra and J Streets. Union Oil’s presence in Sacramento goes back to 1906 with its decision to install production facilities at Front and Y Streets. Operated by...
    • 461
    • H and S Super Service

    • 1933
    • This May 19, 1933, photograph shows the H and S Super Service, located at 1430 Twenty-First Street. Pictured are proprietors Gene Hepting and Jack Spelbring. Hepting's keen interest in photography left a treasure trove of popular and historic...
    • 454
    • Orangevale

    • 1950
    • Single story structures house the Orangevale Department Store and Galen Jackson Appliances in 1950's Orangevale. A large residential structure lies between the appliance store and a Hancock gas station to the right. Barely visible is the sign for...
    • 1358
    • Sacramento Shell Gasoline

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 advertisement represents the Shell Oil Company, a strong presence in Sacramento's automobile culture dating back to the First World War. By 1933, Shell had opened its largest service station in Northern California on the northeast...
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    • Fifth Street, 1123-1125

    • 1960
    • A circa 1960 photograph of 1123-1125 Fifth Street, with Marie Kay's Beauty Salon at 1123 Fifth Street. There were rooms for rent at 1123 and an empty store at 1125 Fifth Street. A Shell Gasoline station, built in 1909, stood at the corner.
    • 1503
    • Tower Bridge Service Station

    • 1960
    • Taken in circa 1960, this photograph provides a view of the Tower Bridge Service Station at 331 J Street.
    • 945
    • Fifth Street, 1121-1131

    • 1960
    • A circa 1960 photograph of Fifth Street, with Hotel Alexander at 1121 Fifth Street, Marie Kay's Beauty Salon at 1123 Fifth Street, rooms for rent at 1123 Fifth street, an empty store at 1125 Fifth Street, and Shell Service Station at 1127-1131...
    • 1507
    • L Street, 501-511

    • 1960
    • A circa 1960 view of the Shell Service Station at 501 L Street (northeast corner), the Alexander Hotel at 1121 Fifth Street, and the Delta Hotel at 511 L Street.
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    • Shell Oil Company Gas Station on M Street

    • 1940
    • This photograph of the Shell Service Station at 3001 M Street was taken on February 11, 1940. Shell was one of several oil companies in mid-century Sacramento, reaping benefits from a mobile Capital market. Associated Oil Company, California...
    • 182
    • Shell Oil Company Gas Station

    • 1928
    • Pictured in 1928 is a Shell Oil service station at Seventh and L Streets. The photograph shows two service station attendants in white uniforms and bow ties. On the station's front is a play bill for the Senator Theater: "Now Showing: Fanchion &...
    • 183
    • Mel's Service Station

    • 1960
    • Mel's, an abandoned service station at 1215 Second Street, bears the legend "Moved to 7451 Auburn Boulevard" hand-painted on the garage door. The gas pumps are still in place and a car is parked near the pumps and there are several cars parked...
    • 1378
    • Texaco Automobile Service Station

    • 1931
    • This August 17, 1931, photograph shows Texas native Bert B. Elam's Texaco Gas Station as it sat at 3800 J Street. In 1935, Texaco had decided to make Sacramento its Northern California and Nevada headquarters and, by 1932, had set up storage...
    • 23

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