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Goleta, California: 1929 Gas Station

Barnsdall-Rio Grande Gas Station is a fancy Spanish colonial revival building opened in 1929 during the oil boom era, closed in 1950s after a US 101 reroute. Used in scene in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" remake (1980).

7843 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
Just east of Las Armas Rd, on south side of Hollister Ave, before the Sandpiper Golf Course. Behind chainlink fence.
Fenced though visible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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1929 Gas Station.

1929 Gas Station

This building, charming and unique, reminds me of forts I dream of building one day in the forest. It looks completely left behind but oh so dreamy somehow. A worthy roadside attraction.

[Sanbotical, 04/16/2019]

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