Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dunkle's Gulf Station of Bedford, Pennsylvania: A little Dunkle do ya.




Another gem along Pennsylvania's Lincoln Highway is Dunkle's Gulf, a sparkling art deco filling station. It was opened in 1933 by Dick Dunkle and is still in operation today, offering full-service repairs and gasoline. It sits there like a little castle, gleaming and saying "hey look me over." It's too bad the pumps are quasi-modern, but this is a small concession to having such a beautiful living, breathing roadside palace from the past in our midst. Could you fill 'er up with Ethyl please?

4 comments:

Rick said...

They don't build'em like that any more!

Brian Butko said...

It is an amazing survivor — how many pre-1980 stations of any style still pump gas? And the pumps are probably 25 years old themselves. Nice photos of it!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

I agree. I would go out of my way to buy gas here just because it's such a cool place!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful reminder! Love you guys. From Jerry Hudunkle