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Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Exxon Super Service Station

 
 
Exxon Super Service Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 22, 2021
1. Exxon Super Service Station Marker
Inscription.  
This station was constructed as an Exxon Super Service Station in 1933.

It was a business venture of longtime Berkeley elementary school teacher, Sue Irwin.

Built in the California Mission Style it reflects the look of railroad buildings associated with travel during this period.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 51.209′ N, 122° 16.759′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Sacramento Street near Ashby Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1441 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley CA 94702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rumford's Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Railroad Tracks (within shouting distance of this marker); William Byron Rumford (February 2, 1908 - June 12, 1986) (within shouting distance of this marker); Burl Toler, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Reid's Records

Exxon Super Service Station Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 22, 2021
2. Exxon Super Service Station Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the right of the door on the left. Staying true to purpose, the facility now dispenses biofuels.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Albrier (approx. ¼ mile away); Longfellow School (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Berkeley Bank (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Regarding Exxon Super Service Station. It should be noted that Standard Oil of New Jersey, aka Esso, did not change its name to Exxon until 1973.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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