Bob’s airmail service gas station, 5453 Wilshire Boulevard

Bob's airmail service gas station, 5453 Wilshire BoulevardThis is Bob’s airmail service gas station, which stood at 5453 Wilshire Blvd, at the corner of Cochran Ave. The plane is a 32-passenger Fokker F-32, which was a white elephant of an aircraft that never really worked right. They were probably going cheap so that when in 1934, Bob Spenser got the idea to build a Mobil gas station around one, Fokker probably said, “Here! Take it!” It sure must have been eye catching because in 1934, Bob’s Air Mail Service Station sold more Mobiloil and Mobilgas products than any other dealer on the West Coast.

Bob's airmail service gas station, 5453 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles Bob's airmail service gas station, 5453 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Bob's Airmail Night View circa 1938

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