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Middletown in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Middletown's First Gas Station

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Middletown's First Gas Station Marker
Inscription.  Built in the late 1920's by J.W. Quesenberry, and later owned by Howard Wilson, the gas station sold Aetna Oil Company products. In 1936 the construction of U.S. 60 diverted automobile traffic and led to the end of the building's use as a gas station. The building, once home to Ted Wright's dry cleaning office and Howard Wade's and Bob Adam's taxi-cab stand was donated to Middletown by the Middletown Medical Center in 1996. With the help of a federal grant-in-aid through the State of Kentucky, the Middletown Historic Commission restored the once severely deteriorated gas station.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 38° 14.688′ N, 85° 32.489′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Harrison Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11602 Main Street, Louisville KY 40243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Benjamin Head House (a few steps from this marker); Lawrence Winchester Wetherby / Gov. Lawrence W. Wetherby
Middletown's First Gas Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Middletown's First Gas Station Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Davis Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); The Wetherby House (approx. ¼ mile away); Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Griffytown (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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