Abandoned Filling Station, Girard

As one commenter pointed out, many of these old stations survive only because the cost of removing the underground fuel tanks is expensive and the owners aren’t in any rush to do so. In the smallest towns well into the later part of the 20th century, these were important gathering places, especially for the men of the community.

3 thoughts on “Abandoned Filling Station, Girard

  1. J. M. Clark

    Thanks for calling it by the correct name. Now they have morphed into “service stations” and further into “convenience stores”. Keep up the good work. John Clark-Coffee County native

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  2. Rebecca Wind

    There are so many of these all over Georgia but often they are left like they are because they also have to have the underground tanks removed which is horribly expensive.

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