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"Barnsdall-Rio Grande Gas Station"

This is and old historic landmark gas station being preserved in Goleta, CA.  It was built in 1929, this was the first gas station of the Barnsdall Rio Grande Oil Co. which drilled the Ellwood Oil Field Discovery Well in 1928.  The restaurant (circa 1930) was adjacent to the station on the west side.   The Postman Always Rings Twice was filmed here in 1980.   It's now fenced off but very cool classic architecture.

Photo Taken on:  4/9/2015
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