This is a photo from the Photo Collection of Shane Wm. Edwards of Carleton Place. His private collection is to be envied.
Photo from the Photo collection of Shane Wm. Edwards – His Uncle Lloyd at the gas pump.
Before there were gas stations people used to buy gas out of the barrel at the grocery or hardware store. The growing demand for gas soon led to a landscape dotted with service stations. These gas stations were the first commercial buildings to be set back from the street, a revolutionary design which accommodated cars without disrupting street traffic.