Ralph's Service Station Vintage Pump- Tucson, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member philbeer
N 32° 12.641 W 110° 57.919
12S E 503268 N 3563789
Quick Description: Ralph's Service Station in the historic Armory Park neighborhood serves as an example of longevity.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 7/17/2013 7:07:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMHK2V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The building has stood at the corner of South Fourth Avenue and East 19th Street for more than 80 years. However, if you car breaks down or runs out of gas, you're out of luck.
The station hasn't serviced a vehicle since the late 1930's. the service station was built between 1929 and 1930 after the lot was bought by Ralph Montijo, and his son, Ralph Montijo Jr.
The green-and-white metal building was the first pre-fabricated gas station in Tucson.
The property went into foreclosure about eight years after it opened. The location, along with the Great Depression, brought on the station's demise. Both streets at the intersection were unpaved and the majority of traffic traveled down Sixth Avenue. Montijo probably picked the worst intersection to build a gas station.

[Text from article by Jamar Younger, Arizona Daily Star May 10, 2010].
The station has had many occupants over the years, including a cabinet maker.
Gasoline Brand: Ralph's

Reproduction: no

Location: Outside

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