Magnolia Petroleum Co. Station No.819 – Central

Magnolia Petroleum Co. purchased this site in 1930 and opened a station here the same year. The station has been run by several operators. The picturesque, Tudor cottage style (sometimes termed ‘.’Mother Goose”) structure features a cross gable with flaring eaves. Of stucco with brick and half-timbered trim, the station is now obscured by a new metal canopy. A flying Pegasus sign of porcelain-enameled metal with neon was erected in 1957. The station is an example of an early theme design by a major oil company, and may qualify for National Register listing after restoration.

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