A rather elaborate Pure Oil, cottage style station stood at the southeast corner of Vickers Ave. and West Chapel Hill until the 1960s.
Between 1960 and 1969, the Pure Oil station was torn down and replaced by another mid-century modern classic - the Phillips 66 station with the large triangular awnings.
03.31.2001 (G. Kueber)
In 2013, this was demolished by EDR for their apartment complex development on this and the former Holiday Inn site.
Submitted by Dan (not verified) on Tue, 2/26/2013 - 5:10am
So I noticed this week that GT-ONE has appear to have moved/closed, as the building is now vacant and the cars are gone. After looking through the tax records, it appears this building was sold on 10/11/2012. The new owner is listed as "CHAPEL HILL DURHAM NC LP" but the registered address is to a collegiate housing company in Memphis, TN.
Based on that company's other projects, looks like this building may get demolished for new development.
Submitted by Dee (not verified) on Sat, 3/2/2013 - 5:16pm
My father worked at this station in the late 40's. It was operated by Cecil Thompson. Also employed there was Cecil's son, Jack, and Red Pickett.
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