A few years ago, I stumbled across an old gas station in the Sunset District that I thought was pretty cool. I took some pictures of it and later in the office, I found an old photo of it on the internet to do a then and now. (opensfhistory.org)
Built on the southeast corner of Irving and 16th in 1926, they don’t make gas stations like this anymore.
Here’s another vintage photo of the old filling station, courtesy of OpenSFHistory.org and outsidelands.org.
Another look at the service station during the 1960s: On the Sunday before last, the last Sunday of February, I got a chance to get out of the office and spend the day in San Francisco with visiting family members from Texas. We drove by the corner on the way out to Ocean Beach near sunset time. They just couldn’t find a way to save the little building since I first saw it, fenced off and lonely looking when I took my pictures in 2016. I don’t know why I thought they would save it, I should know better by now. (Western Neighborhoods Project)