1934 Richfield Servce Station - Coalinga California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member teeoff2
N 36° 08.304 W 120° 21.686
10S E 737417 N 4002524
Quick Description: Fresno County Historical Landmark, a 1934 Service station at the R C Baker Memorial Museum in Coalinga California
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2008 10:01:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM3H59
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 69

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Wayne James is a man who does what he says he’s going to do. In 2002, he promised Jim Peavy that he would faithfully restore his 1934 Richfield Service Station if Mr. Peavy would donate it to the R.C. Baker Museum.
Mr. James spent the next two years taking apart the classic are deco station, scrapping, painting and putting it back together. He and his wife spent weekends and vacations driving up and down the western part of the Untied States searching for authentic artifacts of the period.
“I got that gas pump in Oregon. It was run over by a truck. That oil can came from a yard sale in South Dakota. I found a man in Minnesota who recreated the faceplates for the pumps. That yellow color and detail work I found in old catalogues. It’s not perfect but it’s as close as close can get.”
“People can walk in here and see what a piece of 1934 looked like. That’s important. Coalinga was a historical town. The 1983 earthquake killed most of our history. Buildings were crushed, bulldozed, and hauled away. All that’s left is pictures and belongings. This Richfield Service Station is not a picture. It’s the
real thing and people can touch it and walk in and around it from now on.”
Gasoline Brand: Richfield

Location: Outside

Reproduction: Not Listed

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