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Bill DuBose 66 Service Station, 3771 Covenant Road: 1970s   5 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in business,stores

The ad is from the December 1961 Southern Bell phonebook, and looking at the Service Station section is rather interesting. It almost appears that most every station choosing to get a picture ad used the same studio, with each ad having a Zip-A-Tone gray-wash area and a (different) little cartoon service-man.

I'm not completely sure that this building was DuBose. The older phonebooks are less anal conscientious about giving full numbered street adresses than the current ones. I am sure it was a Phillips 66, and it is on Covenant Road, so I'm pretty sure it's it.

The station is in Ravenwood just at the intersection of Covenant & Bethel Church Roads, catty-cornered from the old Campbell's Convenience Store and the old Piggly WIggly, directly across from the second location of Forest Lake TV / Ravenwood Pharmacy and next door to the old Sunshine Cleaners. (Heavens, that sentence got more complicated and link-full than I expected -- there's been a lot of turnover in the area!)

I'm a little hazy on exactly when the 66 station closed and what followed it. I think it was the 70s, and I think the building got a bit run-down afterwards. The current tenant, Keith's K & A Automotive spruced it up a good bit and seems to do a very good business there -- I had to wait for a Sunday to get a picture of the place without lots of cars in front of it. I really like the bi-level construction and strong roof-line of the building.

Written by ted on July 28th, 2010

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  1. The photographs are of the old Dubose station. We use to fill up our bike tires there back in the 60's after we perused the comic books at the pharmacy. I remember an open area in the back of the station where the coke machine was. The restrooms sold the usual condoms and Instant Pussys. My 12 year old face sank when my 50 cent Instant Pussy transformed into a foam image of a cat in the water bowl.

    joel

    30 Jul 10 at 1:41 am

  2. Dubose 66 sponsored the Pee Wee baseball league team I was on in the late 1960s. We played at Satchel Ford school. Anyone who made a good play in the field got to wear a batting helmet with a Phillips 66 decal the next time he came up to bat.

    Some of the other teams in the league were sponsored by Gary's Fashion Flair, Palmetto Sertoma, and American Home Life.

    Jim

    1 Aug 10 at 11:16 am

  3. I remember when service stations would unscrew the antenna cap and replace it with a colored ball with their logo on it. I guess they never knew that the cap prevented static on the radio when driving down the highway. A lot of people must have had crappy am reception then!

    joel

    1 Aug 10 at 1:15 pm

  4. This place looks like it had a fire quite recently and is closed indefinitely

    JimBob

    31 Aug 10 at 8:00 pm

  5. So that's what all those sirens were about recently.

    Michael Taylor

    31 Aug 10 at 9:33 pm

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