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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. Two automobiles and a man can be seen at the pumps on the right. Another automobile is parked on the left. There are two service bays, with an automobile parked nearby. Lettering above reads, "Batteries", "Tires" and "Greasing." Propped against the left column is a sign for the South Side Picnic. It reads, "Bright Spot, ?, (solid circle), Sunday, June 14th." Olin Avenue, lined with trees and homes is in the background. Handwritten on back of photograph, "The upstairs area had a place where truckers could sleep."


Image ID: 102713

Creation Date: 1931-06 

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: 1201000625

Original Dimensions: 4398 X 2511 pixels


Loaned for scanning by Colleen O'Dea Potter.

Note on back of photo, "Later Moore's." 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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