Sherman Oaks Service Station 15362 Ventura Blvd., Van Nuys

Sherman Oaks Service Station 15362 Ventura Blvd., Van NuysIt’s not for nothing that Los Angeles is known as the city of automobiles, so it follows that its gas stations should be out of the ordinary, too. This was the Sherman Oaks Service Station, which stood at 15362 Ventura Blvd., in Van Nuys. Wouldn’t it be something if gas station architects took this amount of care these days? And what on earth is that building behind it???

And what that site looks like today (2015):

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This Union 76 makes the grade, though: (1933)

A Union 76 service station in Los Angeles (1933)

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One Response to Sherman Oaks Service Station 15362 Ventura Blvd., Van Nuys

  1. During the time we lived on Beverly Glen Blvd in Sherman Oaks (1951-1957) there was a great news stand on the SW corner and the La Reina theater was on Ventura Blvd & last I heard it was still there. We got a bit of rain yesterday – did you? And the countries who were meeting in Paris passed the agreement re global warming!!!!!
    And the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys. All in all, it was a very good day. Love always.