Re: Retail gas stations of the 1950's


Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian J. Carlson

I have done the usual ebay searches,
and am in the process of inquiring through local historical societies,
old business directories, phone books etc.

----- Original Message -----

Those are the sources I used to get that same info. The business/phone directories were far and away the best, especially the ones that listed every building in order, by street. I would add one I didn't need to use: high school yearbooks. They always had small ads bought by local businesses.

If you are doing the PRR, I would go by the CT 1000 and work from there.

Sanborn maps are available at some university libraries and also online:

http://sanborn.umi.com/HelpFiles/index.html

You have to go through a library of some sort to get an account, IIRC.

KL

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