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Shell Oil Company Gas Station on M Street
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Sacramento Public Library
Sacramento Room Photographs
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This photograph of the Shell Service Station at 3001 M Street was taken on February 11, 1940. Shell was one of several oil companies in mid-century Sacramento, reaping benefits from a mobile Capital market. Associated Oil Company, California Petroleum Corporation, General Petroleum Corporation, Richfield Oil Company, Standard Oil, and Union Oil had all been factors in Sacramento since the early 1920s. In the background is one of two water towers in Sacramento constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1937. The other tower was built behind Sacramento Junior College off of Freeport Avenue.
Business Enterprises
Street Scenes
Automobile Service Stations
Works Progress Administration
Sacramento Room Photograph Collection

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