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Standard Oil Company Service Station.  UTM:  17 514258E 3898018N Standing immediately north of the CSX Railroad tracks is the Standard Oil Company Service Station.  Its tile-hipped roof supported by a single column place the building in the Bungalow style.  It was constructed sometime before 1926 and signaled the rise of the automobile as a major mode of transportation into and out of Center City Charlotte.  The only other gasoline station of this era stands on North Graham St. just north of the CSX tracks and is most likely threatened with demolition in the near future.  Buildings such as the Standard Oil Company Service Station are becoming increasingly rare in large urban centers throughout the United States.

 

 

 

As of 2004, this was the only other gasoline station dating from the 1920s in Center City Charlotte.  Now Demolished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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