Seattle, Washington: World's First Service Station Site

Historical marker placed on June 5, 1947, claims the gas station opened on this site in 1907 was the world's first.
Address:
2225 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA
Directions:
Weathered bronze plaque on a small, low cement block next to the fence gate for 2225 E. Marginal Way S.
Admission:
Free
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First Service Station marker.

World's First Service Station Site

According to the marker, the station that was once on this site opened in 1907. Located at/near 2225 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA

[Todd Allen, 01/02/2015]

The historical marker was placed in 1947 by the Standard Oil Company of California, which may not have known of a station in St. Louis that claimed to have opened in 1905. That station has no marker (its site is now buried under Interstate 64), and both are disputed by a 1913 station in Pittsburgh, whose supporters dismiss the 1905 and 1907 locations as nothing more than solitary pumps with garden hoses.

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