Thursday, June 5, 2014

[Suburbia Lost] The Abandoned Shell Stations of West Chester



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The northern Cincinnati suburb of West Chester has two abandoned gasoline stations. Even with the corporate logo removed, the architecture and branding are unmistakingly "Shell" brand.



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Edit: As of 2/17/16, the above location has been reopened as a "Sunoco" gas station.

The second station was a little bit older and much smaller, after its abandonment as a refueling stop, it temporarily became a used car dealership.

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Suburbia Lost is an ongoing documentation of decay and abandonment in a perceived "American Paradise." To check out the other subjects in the series, click here.

2 comments:

  1. That 2nd station had to have been built when West Chester was still a sleepy farm community north of Springdale. Definitely unique for that area.

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  2. The second location has been demolished & a Dunkin Donuts was built there.

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