Then and Now: Minute Service Station No. 2

minute-service-station-no-2-georgia-aveThen:  Circa 1923, the new gasoline and accessories station at the intersection of Georgia and Kansas avenues and Upshur street, NW. The station is flanked on the east by Georgia avenue, on the west by Kansas avenue and north by Upshur street, making it one of the most accessible filling stations in the Capital. In the center of the large triangular tract is an attractive building of stucco and brick with tiled roof and canopies extending over the wide driveways.This photo and subsequent posts has previously appeared on Shorpy.

Shell at Georgia Ave & UpshurNow: Still a gas station but now a Shell. Clearly, this is an example where progress was anything but. The station and bays do not fit the trapezoidal lot as well as the original structure.

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One Response to “Then and Now: Minute Service Station No. 2”

  1. Wow, amazing to think that’s been a gas station spot for the last 90+ years.

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