Gas Station

Gas Station (HMLM)

Location: Greenbelt, MD 20770 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 0.098', W 76° 52.489'

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A gas station has stood on this site since the opening of the town in 1937. Notice that the rounded glass facade is gone from the original building and that a garage has been added on the right side. Initially, like all the other businesses in Greenbelt, the filling station was run as a cooperative. In 1956 the Co-op gas station moved to a new building on Southway near the intersection at Greenbelt Road, and the building in front of you became independently owned by "Flying A". In 1967 Mobil took over the station. Much of the original building still exists underneath the contemporary exterior. Walk around the back of the gas station and try to spot the older elements of the building.

Cars were indispensable in this new suburban community. In 1939, when owning a car was still considered a luxury, 65% of Greenbelt households owned an automobile. In 1938 the gas station charged $1.25 for an oil change, and the price for gasoline was 23 cents per gallon (about $2.30 in 1999 dollars). Carpools and a bus that connected with the streetcar line transported Greenbelt residents to jobs in Washington, D.C.
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HM NumberHMLM
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Placed ByGreenbelt Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:56am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 337653 N 4318629
Decimal Degrees39.00163333, -76.87481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.098', W 76° 52.489'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 5.88" N, 76° 52' 29.34" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105-123 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt MD 20770, US
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