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D. L. Fontaine Service Station

This post features D. L. Fontaine Service Station, located at the corner of Houston Avenue and Crockett Street in Houston’s First Ward.

1928 photo of D. L. Fontaine’s Service Station @ Houston and Crockett.
1924 Sanborn Map with the DL Fontaine Service/Filling station highlighted

Here’s the Google maps Street View of the location today:

I also took a couple of night shots of my own while passing this beauty on a bike ride. I may be biased, but I think the night shots really make the details pop.

UPDATE: As of 2022, this service station has been demolished.

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