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Dome Gas: 1921

Dome Gas: 1921

"Dome Oil Co., Takoma Park." In Maryland in 1921, a gritty diorama of the Petroleum Age. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.


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Dome Oil Takoma Park

Hey, don't forget Hogan's Restaurant, High's, Takoma Bowling Alley, and the Sinclair gas station. Old Colony Laundry was a large employer during this time. This is where the Capital Transit streetcar line from the Seventh Street Wharf terminated as did the bus route from Silver Spring. A busy spot in a nice neighborhood.

Dome Oil, Takoma Park

This where I grew up in the 1950s & 60s. While Dome Oil no longer existed, I can clearly see it was on the east side of Blair Road where it met Fourth Street, just short of the intersection with Cedar Street. The Takoma Park B&O Railroad station was on Cedar. Originally this was a grade crossing with manual gates and signals (1890s). An underpass for Cedar Street was built in the mid-teens with concrete steps up to the station. An arsonist eliminated the station about 1960. The coming of MetroRail in the 70's changed the landscape yet again.

During my tenure, this was a vibrant business area: Takoma Theatre, Safeway, Peoples Drug, Youngblood's Hardware, and at least a dozen smaller shops.

23 cents a gallon

Im surprised this hasn't been mentioned. Gas is 23 cents a gallon!

[In our other posts of old filling stations, the price of gas been mentioned only about 23 billion zillion times. And now it's 23 billion zillion and one. Ding! - Dave]

Dome Revisited

This page shows the Dome Oil Co as being in the vicinity of Cedar and Blair.
This page says the railroad station was at "4th and Butternut Streets, NW".
Interestingly, these locations are actually in DC rather than in Maryland. It's still a great picture, regardless...

Dome Gas

Dome Oil company was at 6925 Blair Road. Just across the road from the previously seen Old Colony Laundry.

Lamond's Station

Would that be Lamond's Station in the background? If so, is this Whittier St.?

It looks like nothing in that picture survives today. The general area is a little south of the current Takoma Metro station.

[It does look like stacks of terra cotta roof tiles in the background. Also note the sign for John Finola, Plasterer. - Dave]

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