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Service Station at 420 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. (southwest corner of intersection of Rhode Island & New Jersey). Same location as Texaco Station in 1925. There are currenty two service stations at this intersection: the aerial photo in the comments of the Texaco Station in 1925 posting is the station across the street (southeast corner).