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Bedford, Pennsylvania: Dick Dunkle's Deco Gas Station

1933 Lincoln Highway gas station with an exterior in the ornate Art Deco style, supposedly the only surviving terra-cotta staton in the U.S.

Address:
300 W. Pitt St., Bedford, PA
Directions:
South of US-30, SE corner of West St. and Pitt St.
Hours:
2023: Station closed, still visible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Dick Dunkle's Deco Gas Station

The gas station is now closed.

[Traci Rowlett, 04/12/2023]

Jack Dunkle, son of original owner Dick Dunkle, died on March 15. His 1933 gas station, supposedly the last surviving terra-cotta one in the U.S., is closed for now and not dispensing fuel. The town hopes that someone will reopen it.

Art deco gas station.

Dick Dunkle's Deco Gas Station

A beautiful 1933 Art Deco Gulf gas station still stands on a corner in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Unlike most service stations its age, this one is fully operational. If you need your fluids checked and a fill-up, do it at Dunkle's and support this historic, locally-owned business. It's down the street from the giant coffee pot.

[Mike Gassmann, 11/26/2021]

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