I was glad to see such an enthusiastic response to our new Friday series after last weeks inaugural post. Hopefully this week you can sleuth up some locations of Gulf Oil Service Stations constructed c.1920-c.1930.
Gulf Oil was the first company to sell gas to automobiles at purpose-built, off-street locations in the latter part of the nineteen-tens. During the 1920’s Gulf used a Box with Canopy form with either Craftsman Style or Colonial Revival Style detailing. The brick piers that include long vertical panels, along with the small square and diamond-shaped panel detailing seen on the Starkville station example below is usually a give away for a former Gulf station. Do you know of a Gulf station from this era? For more details on this era of Gulf service stations check out the 2016 A Field Guide to Gas Stations in Texas.