Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Site of First Gas Station

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Baum St., Pittsburgh, PA
On Baum St. north side, just east of St. Clair St.
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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]

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First Drive-In Filling 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."

Site of First Gas Station

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!

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