Greenbelt in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cars were indispensable in this new suburban community. In 1939, when owning a car was still considered a luxury, 65% of Greenbelt households owned an automobile. In 1938 the gas station charged $1.25 for an oil change, and the price for gasoline was 23 cents per gallon (about $2.30 in 1999 dollars). Carpools and a bus that connected with the streetcar line transported Greenbelt residents to jobs in Washington, D.C.
Erected by Greenbelt Museum.
Location. 39° 0.098′ N, 76° 52.489′ W. Marker is in Greenbelt, Maryland Click for map. Marker is in front of the Mobil station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roosevelt Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenbelt Homes Inc. (about 700 feet away); Swimming Pool (about 800 feet away); City of Greenbelt (about 800 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenbelt.
1. Woody’s Flying A
I want to add that I remember Woody and his Flying A station well. I hung out there and at the fire station right next door (to the left in this photo). Also fooling around in the winter, sleigh-riding down to the underpass (to the right in this photo).
— Submitted May 16, 2007, by Dennis Evanosky of Oakland, California.
2. Change of Brands
The gas station now sells Sunoco gasoline.
— Submitted December 26, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
Categories. • 20th Century •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,609 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the former fire station and the slope to the underpass • Can you help?