Downtown Pomeroy Washington from space

Downtown Gas Station Inventory

Pomeroy Gas Stations 1970

Historic Gas Stations

1) The Owl (corner of 5th and Main) was a Mobil Station from at least 1960. The Owl Service Station was opened as early as 1919 from advertisements. It has gone through a number of brand changes. Most recent large brand was Cenex. Was operated as a convenience store and gas station until 2018, when it was closed.

2) Summers' Shell at southwest corner of 6th and Main. Closed pre-2000, demolished after 2007. (Now {2020} Tom Herres' newer shop.) Possibly where Mission Shell moved after Ferd Herres purchased their land? [This may have turned intio Summers' across the street by their 1975 advertisement.]

3) Mission Shell northeast corner of 6th and Main. It opened in 1929 and was demolished in 1972 or '73. (now Tom Herres' shop )

4) Rich's 76 Station (in 1970) Northwest corner of 10th and Main. It started life as Schneckloth/Waldher Service Station around 1930 and went through a number of changes over the next 60 years. For a while during the early 2000's, it was the ofice/warehouse for Warren and Warren Construction. Then it was the office for the City/County Fire Department, now it's storage for the fire department.

5) Bagby's Lone Star (18th and Main Street). Now (as of 2020) the Alibi Tavern.

7) Kozy Korner Kafe and Texaco -- east end of town, between 20th and 23rd Streets. Started as Huyette's Kozy Korner in 1950. Purchased by the Luecks in 1968. Closed for numerous years.

There is a Bill's ARCO in the 1970 Christmas advertising issue of the E-W.

Currently Open Gas Stations

6) Coleman Oil -- located on the southeast corner of 18th and Main, across the street from

8) Pomeroy Grange/Cenex/4 Star

An article in the August 23, 1924, issue of the East Washingtonian talks about the success of E.W. Dickson's Standard Oil distributorship.


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