The Umbrella Service Station, General Petroleum Gas on La Brea Ave, circa 1930

The Umbrella Service Station, General Petroleum Gas on La Brea Ave, circa 1930In a city which has a realty office shaped like the Sphinx and an ice cream store shaped like an ice cream, why wouldn’t you have a gas station shaped like an umbrella? This eye-catcher stood on La Brea Ave, circa 1930.

And apparently it had more than one incarnation:

Umbrella Super Service Station (Violet Ray) and its many services, located at 830 S. La Brea Ave, circa 1930s

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