Shoreview, Minnesota: 1920s Texaco Gas Station

Restored 10x12 ft. steel building built a century ago housed a gasoline filling station operated by the Guerin family.
Address:
1170 Lepak Ct., Shoreview, MN
Directions:
Park in the Housing Resource Center lot and it will be down the sidewalk leading towards the Center.
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Guerin Gas Station.

1920s Texaco Gas Station

Nice little attraction.

[TheKGB, 01/08/2019]

The Guerin Family Gas Station may have been built as early as 1919, though the local historical society posts its operational debut as ~1923-1926. Gasoline was 14 cents per gallon. The signs and pumps are replicas or acquired from collectors.

Guerin Gas Station.

Guerin Gas Station

This tiny 100 year old gas station is said to be the oldest in Minnesota. It was saved from being razed and moved to a grassy area between the Shoreview fire station and local elementary school. It is said that Chicago gangsters stopped to fill the tank on their way to visiting local cottages and taverns. These included Baby Face Nelson and Ma Barker. Now completely restored and maintained by the Shoreview Historical Society.

[LamFam, 07/20/2016]

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