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Leyda's Service Station

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Leyda's Service Station on the corner of Park Street and Olin Avenue. This service station was a member of the Wadham's Oil and Grease Company chain of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They built distinctive pagoda-like buildings influenced by Japanese culture. Five automobiles can be seen driving in, out and being serviced by uniformed attendants. Two people are at the far left. Olin Avenue, lined with trees and homes is in the background. Handwritten caption below, "Leyda's Station, 40, 24 Hour Servis [sic]."


Image ID: 102623

Creation Date: 1931 

Creator Name: Hartman, M. F.

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Potter, Colleen O'Dea: Photographs

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: digital file

Original Format Number: 1201000624

Original Dimensions: 4345 X 2523 pixels


Loaned for scanning by Colleen O'Dea Potter.

Note on back of photo, "Later Moore's." Note accompanying the image, "cars look mid 20s to early 30s." The occupant in 2011 was a Clark's Service Station, in August 2013, a newly opened Pit Stop Amstar Service Station.



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