Thursday, December 13, 2018

Oldest Gas Station - Eldorado, Ontario

Andy | Thursday, December 13, 2018 | | Best Blogger Tips
There it is in great big bold letters. But history tells us that the first Canadian gas station opened in Vancouver in June, 1907.
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Unfortunately this station is closed and abandon.
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So is the "Oldest Gas Station" sign correct? It is believed the gas bar opened sometime in the early 1920s and closed towards the end of the last few years of the first decade of this century. That makes it about 90 years old and that could make it the "oldest" (but not the first) gas station at the time of closing.

14 comments:

  1. Looks like it was quite the place back in its day.

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  2. Looks like it could make a nice boarding house!

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  3. The fuel pumps are not all new but they are not lacking in charm and I really like this station which has a lot more pace than the ones we have or had formerly in France

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  4. It needed more vinyl siding to stand up straight. Good point about oldest---

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  5. The newer part looks in good shape so it is surprising that nothing has been done with it!

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  6. History there - it looks rather awesome in away, people coming into town to find petrol, but alas, there are ghosts there..that is what is reminds me of..
    Nice to see the pictures.

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  7. This gas station looks to have been abandoned for years. Too bad they could not make it after being in business for so long, but the gas business has undergone tremendous change and many independent stations got left behind.

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  8. It's certainly not doing anything to look any younger!

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  9. I like the juxtaposition of "oldest gas station" and "great food"!

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  10. At least it is old and done now, times are changing, this is e prove of it.

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