Sonora Service Station

Sonora Service Station (HMGQ2)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.641', W 119° 1.329'

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The popularity of the automobile created an increasing demand for petroleum products, like gasoline, in the early 1900s.

Americans were suddenly able to travel to new destinations faster and easier than ever before, thus requiring new services along the way.

In 1936, this gas station was built on the corner of East 18th and Sonora Streets in Bakersfield. Gasoline cost around 15 cents a gallon when this service station first opened for business.

Hans and Virginia Nielsen donated this service station to the museum in 1989. The Model A Ford Club provided labor, material and funding for the restoration of this building completed in 1993.
HM NumberHMGQ2
Placed ByKern County Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316351 N 3918616
Decimal Degrees35.39401667, -119.02215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.641', W 119° 1.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 38.46" N, 119° 1' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3805 40th St, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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