Three beauties

Took a quick road trip last month to Arkansas to see some relatives (Sue’s side) and found three very nice recycled gas stations.

Two of them were in  Ozark, Alabama (population is about 15,000, including nine registered sex offenders).  One is now a clothing boutique and the other is a floral and gift shop.

I spotted the stations as we passed through town on the way to visit Sue’s aunt, but it was already too dark for photos.   So we stopped on the way home and combined photo taking with an ice cream lunch at a nice place on the town square.

The third building in the photos below is a very nice brick corner classic that is now home to a mower and tractor business.  It’s in tiny Evergreen, Alabama (population 4,000).  Founded in 1819 and incorporated in 1873, its early years were filled with lousy luck. In 1882, a tornado destroyed  every building except for the Episcopal church. In 1895, fire destroyed every business and house located on the east side of the railroad and five days later, fire destroyed every business and house on the west side. The Conecuh County Courthouse there burned in 1868, 1875, 1885, and 1895.

Go here to see my entire collection of recycled gas stations.

(All photographs by Ron Haines)




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