Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Site of First Gas Station
Historical marker where the drive-in filling station stood after it helped open vast road trip vistas in 1913. Pay your respects, unless you're driving an all-electric... Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/26/2012]
Visitor Tips and News About Site of First Gas Station
The sponsor for the marker at the first drive-in filling station is the Gulfoil Historical Society. The station site is now the parking lot for an apartment building. Until a recent resurfacing, you could still see the cracks in the asphalt from the old concrete slabs.[Bob Beck, 12/04/2013]
In those pre-neon days, the canopy above the station was fitted with light bulbs that formed the outline of the words, "Good Gulf Gasoline."
I live near here -- not much to see beside the roadside marker. There is a Shell station. It's close to the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and Whole Foods.[Melissa, 01/26/2012]
Part of gas station history. Next stop, north to Titusville, where oil bubbled from the ground!