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The Tydol Twins: 1941

The Tydol Twins: 1941

        UPDATE: Our location, as pinpointed by commenter Silliaek, is Route 14 in Sharon, Vermont.

September 1941. From somewhere in Vermont comes this uncaptioned snap by Jack Delano, who was so smitten by this view of gas pumps and a church that he shot it twice. Medium format acetate negative. View full size.


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I checked JE's Pasadena address and it seems his house got run over by the 210 Interstate in 1964.

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An ornament to the pavement

Tydol had a somewhat testy relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright, as evidenced at a local museum here in Buffalo NY:

Mr. Wright designed an interesting but highly impractical gas station for the Tydol Corporation and changed their logo to suit his design. Since Tydol did not appreciate the change, his design was not realized until the directors of the Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo had his design built several years ago. This gas station is inside the museum to keep the copper protected from the elements but also to avoid the extensive copper decoration from being pilfered. Information about the Tydol Corporation is included in the exhibit. This is an interesting museum to visit.

Burned out

It would appear that at least the top floor of the house on the left was burned out. Does anyone have a local newspaper clipping that reported on this incident?

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Sharon, Vermont

The Sharon Congregational Church is in the background. Gas stations really do never go away.

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