Signal Purr-Pull gas station with Art Deco tower, Beverly Hills, 1931

Signal Purr-Pull gas station with Art Deco tower, Beverly Hills, 1931This photo shows us an attendant pumping gas at a Signal Purr-Pull service station with an Art Deco tower, in Beverly Hills, 1931. Why don’t we build gas stations like this anymore? Back in the 1930s, they may not have had direct-dial telephones, non-stick frypans, and pizza home delivery, but they did have gas stations with Art Deco towers, and that counts for a lot.

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4 Responses to Signal Purr-Pull gas station with Art Deco tower, Beverly Hills, 1931

  1. MARTIN BEAUTIFUL GAS STATION….WISH THEY WERE STILL HERE, CHEERS

  2. Jean Hunter says:

    Anybody remember these?

    http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Signal-Purple-Gasoline-1933.jpg

    That’s a 1932 Ford V-8 by the way getting all gassed up to hit the road.

    Love the Art Deco look. No originality these days in building anything. Everything blah blah blah.

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean

  3. I vividly recall the gas station at the North West corner of Santa Monica & Wilshire Blvds. – with the putting green in back where we used to go for P.E. from Bev. Hills High School and my all-time fav fountain across the street. Later, used to drive past there each day on my way to class at UCLA. (circa 1950). (Polly Gas?) Love, Lou.

  4. Gary Demirdjian says:

    “Why don’t we build gas stations like this anymore?”

    Because it’s impractical.