OREGON HISTORY WITH EVERY SLICE!

signal station sign

signal station pizza

The above steel-paneled style Signal Gas station opened in the St. John’s area of Portland in 1939 and lasted until the late 1970s when the station was sold and
became a florist shop and its entire metal skin covered with plywood siding. In 2002,
a new owner removed the plywood, finding the metal siding largely intact. repaired
the original steel windows and its neon sign was restored. The service bay was converted into a kitchen and service counter and the waiting area into a dining
room. Antique gas pumps matching the originals were installed and the building’s
original color scheme was restored. Pizza is now being served from the old station
at 8302 North Lombard Street at North Charleston Ave.
 

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signal pumps

 

    

posted by Bob Karm in Food/Drink,HISTORY,PORTLAND'S PAST and have Comment (1)

One Response to “OREGON HISTORY WITH EVERY SLICE!”

  1. My grandparents used to live in the house just to the south of “Hellman’s Gas Station” as it wall called in the 60’s. I remember it well when I was growing up. Here’s a photo of my mother and grandmother in my grandfather’s new 1952 Plymouth. You can see a clear shot of Hellman’s behind them. http://leverenz.com/stjohns

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