1928-Richfield General Gasoline

Signs adorn a service station with gas pumps on either side. The signs advertise General Gasoline, Richfield Gasoline, Gilmore Gasoline, Hood Tires, United States Tires and Pennzoil. On the right, an attendant is climbing a ladder. Photo caption reads: "Service station at 1800 1/2 Long Beach Boulevard, South Gate, owned by Louie Meyers and operated by him with aid of his 19-year-old wife, June Meyer. Louie also owns the adjoining garage where he worked as a mechanic, three years ago". Photo dated: June 4, 1928


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  • CD01 PRO 5y

    Looks like 3 new pumps going in. Great pic!
  • ozfan22 PRO 5y

    I'm glad you like it - I enjoy the old gas station photos as well. My parents grew up in this area.
  • soledadenmasa 5y

    Hmph, this must have been taken before South Gate joined the city of L.A.'s street numbering system.
  • R Knoblich PRO 5y

    Wow, look at the awesome advertising signs.
  • R Knoblich PRO 5y

    Really with the old car and the guy on the laddr, a beautiful thin slice of time. I would go there if I could.
  • ozfan22 PRO 5y

    My dad remembers this gas station. He grew up in the area.
  • rambler4ever 4y

    I grew up in South Gate in the 1940's and 1950's, wish I knew where this gas station was located
  • Polaris Castillo 4y

    Looks like Long Beach Blvd had all the great looking spots.
  • Mac4TBH 2y

    In the lat 40's and early 50's I hand pumped a lot of gas from those kinds of gas pumps. Thanks for the memories. BTW i also sold a lot of water bags the kind you hung of the bumpers in the old days.

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