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LORDSHIP GAS STATIONS

Most residents of Lordship do not realize that at one time there were 3 operating gas stations in Lordship. The first was the Texaco Station opened in 1938 across from the rotary at the entrance to Lordship. The original building is gone and was replaced by the brick structure next to the firehouse. The other two were the Breezy Point gas station on Stratford Road. It was later moved to its current location across from the former Lycoming plant. The last gas station to exist in Lordship was the one in Lordship Center which was torn down to make way for houses a few years ago.

September 2, 1938: TRUMBULL HAS GAS STATION IN LORDSHIP: New Place Is Opened At Prospect Drive In Lordship District: Alexander Trumbull and Donald Trumbull will open the Trumbull Filling Station at Prospect Drive in Lordship on Friday, it was announced this week. The opening of the new modern gasoline service station marks the first time that a business of this type has ever been conducted in the Lordship area. Although much opposition has always been registered by residents of the beach area to new business within the community, the Trumbull petition was granted unanimously by the planning board and the board of zoning appeals when property owners reported no opposition to Mr. Trumbulls venture. Mr. Trumbull, well known in Stratford where he has resided for many years, plans one of the finest service stations and grounds in the town. In addition to the Colonial-Cape Cod type of building which was erected for him by Hessels and Sharon of Lordship, Mr. Trumbull will landscape the grounds and plant many flowers and shrubs. The Texaco station will have three gasoline pumps and with the exception of the one large Texaco sign will have no other advertising on the premises. Located at Prospect Drive and Washington Parkway the station is at the Bridgeport entrance to the Lordship district. It will provide complete and adequate illumination for a dark area giving motorists sufficient light at the main traffic circle. Cinder and gravel driveways have been constructed around the station and a service pit has been constructed on the northeast side of the building. A porch effect on the front of the structure gives it the appearance of a Cape Cod dwelling. The work was an all Stratford project with the H. C. Lovell Company doing the plumbing, Harvey Hutchinson, the electrical work, Sharon and Hessels, general construction, Carl Johnson, painting and Don Carten, grading.

October 12, 1945: TEXACO PRODUCTS: Nationally Advertised Line Of Motoring Needs At Trumbulls Service Station: Folks like to know just what they are getting when they lay good American money on the line and Trumbulls Service Station, Washington Parkway, Lordship has made it an inviting feature of the business to handle standard products and assure the last word in satisfaction for the patrons. Texaco gasoline and Texas motor oils are the top feature here, while nationally advertised tires and batteries are in stock. A complete line of accessories is stressed. Texaco Marfak lubrication is a car saving service that leaves nothing to be desired for it is a complete bumper-to-bumper maintenance aid that has helped keep thousands of cars on the road throughout America long after they outlived their intended life span. Twenty-four hour service is available on recapping and vulcanizing, while general tire repairing is offered. Road service covers Lordship and its environs. Customers who are stuck anywhere in the area will find a Trumbull service car ready when they call. A.H. Trumbull will add more men and services soon, including full facilities in washing and Simonizing to keep cars looking their best.

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Lordship's first Gas station

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Gas 1939

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Breezy Point Station

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Merle Evans

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Biebel Fuel

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Breezy Point

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Texaco

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1955 Breezy Point Gas Station

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Gas 1956

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Gas Center

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1956 Breezy Point

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1956 Texaco

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Gas Station 1965

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Lordship Auto

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Lordship Auto

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Lordship Auto

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Lordship Auto

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