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Old Chester, PA: Business
|Picture||Business Name||Location||Owner/Operator||Dates of Operation||Comments:|
|Atlantic Station||9th & Morton Ave.||Thanks to
|Bernie May's Gulf||9th & Anderson
|Bernie May||Late 1950's - late 1970's||-Thanks to Joe O'Donnell,
Newark, DE, formerly of Pine Lane in Buckman Village
|Bill McClay's Sunoco||Conchester & Flower St.||Bill McClay||Mid 1960's - early 1970's||Thanks to
|Sam Cordingley's Amoco||12th & Kerlin St.||Sam Cordingley||Thanks to
|Frank's Arco||4th & Highland Ave.||Frankie and Richie Korenkowicz||"I remember when I was a teenager, and we wold always get our gas there. It was run by Frankie and Richie Korenkowicz. I believe the family also had a fuel oil business. I remember that Frankie and Richie were younger, and they would build hot rods there. I particularly remember Frankie's Corvette where he had welded an old beer keg as the gas tank. He also had a very sweet primer grey '55 Chevy Nomad wagon, with great tires and a big block Chevy engine. He later sold it to Joe Klecko, later of NY Jets fame, who I think was a cousin who also worked at the station. (I think Joe later sold it to another classmate, either David or Dennis Pitt from 7th & Highland who ultimately wrecked it). I remember all of this because I went to St Hedwig's with Joe, and also because my sister had a great little '69 corvair convertible, which Joe wanted to buy at one time. It was probably an off hand comment by him, but we always remember it because we still imagine what he would have done to that poor little corvair- we still picture it with racing slicks and an oversize engine!"
|George's Gulf||22nd & Edgmont Ave.||George Forster||? - 1960's - ?||"George's Gulf was on 22nd &
Edgemont Owned by George Forster, who lived right next to it. When I was a wee kid in 64 I used to wander over
there. Actually we were only 3 houses down and George would always buy me a Pepsi
from his machine. His wife Betty and my mother were good friends. I don't
know the actual dates that he owned it."
|Gulf Station||9th & Morton, NW corner|
|Earl W. Guyer Sunoco||9th & Kerlin St.
|Earl W. Guyer|
|Rocco Guzzo's Merit Station||15th & Providence Ave.||Rocco Guzzo||Thanks to
|Jerry's Gulf||2nd & Harwick||Jerry ?||? - 1960's - ?||"He
and his brother I believe subsequently moved the business to what I used
to refer to as Village Green Point. Pennell Road and ? After that they
relocated to Pennell and Duttons Mill Road."
Thanks to Dave Babicki,
|Keeley's Garage||9th St., south of Engle, later
750 Engle St.
|First located at 9th St., south of Engle; later at 750 Engle St.|
|Lewellyn's / Llewellyn's Texaco||9th St. (north side, west of Sproul St.)||? Lewellyn / Llewellyn||? - 1960's - ?|
|McGinley's Esso (1)||9th. St (betw.Welsh & Sproul)||Henry McGinley||c. 1939-1954||Around
1954 Mr. McGinley opened McGinley's Sinclair
at 9th & Sproul St.
Thanks to Glen McGinley, Chester, PA, son of Henry McGinley.
|McGinley's Sinclair||9th & Sproul St.||Henry McGinley||c. 1954-1965||Around
1954 Mr. McGinley closed McGinley's Esso and
opened McGinley's Sinclair at 9th & Sproul St.
Thanks to Glen McGinley, Chester, PA, son of Henry McGinley
|McGinley's Sunoco||2nd & Engle||Henry
|c. 1946 - Present||Thanks to Glen McGinley, Chester, PA, son of Henry McGinley|
|Penrose Arco||2nd & Lloyd||Clarance Earl Penrose||Mid 1950's - late 1990's||"Thanks to Gregory F Hollis Sr he took me under his wing and gave me a trade. and now I'm making a killing in trans. refg."|
|Pop Johnson's Sinclair||Corner of Vauclain & Morton Ave.||Pop Johnson||Thanks to
|Pure Oil Dealers||Clayton
Johnson - 9th & Morton
Edward McCormick - 9th & Flower
Olin S. Trader - 14th & Providence
Joseph M. Spitz - 9th St., Trainer
|From their ad in the 1941 Chester High Yearbook.|
|Sheftz Gulf||5th & Madison St.||Mr.
(He used to work at Penn Steel)
Andy Shaner, mechanic
|? - Early 1960's - ?||Thanks to
Cami Sheftz Clendenning
||Shooster's Gas Station||9th. Street, between Flower and Edwards||Harry Shooster and Isadore Shooster.||1920's||Thanks to
|Sunoco||2nd & Highland||"Jeep Jacono"?||? - 1960's - ?||"I worked there
in the 60's pumping gas, I remember 190 being 8 cents & 260 being 16 cents a gallon.
Would love to see that again. I think the name was Jeep Jacono's Sunoco."
Thanks to Dave Babicki,
|Wesco's Sunoco||Morton Ave & Melrose Ave.||Mr Wesolowski||Thanks to
|?||4th & Highland||? - 1960's - ?||Thanks to Dave
|?||12th & Morton Ave. (Sun Village)||Thanks to
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This page last updated 04/05/06