Historical Gas Station on Princeton and Van Ness

~
Do you remember the Country Boys Market with its wooden floors? Walter Smiths was the place to go for clothes on the Fulton Mall. Penny Candy had great blacklight posters and don't forget Whitie's Pet Store on Blackstone. What vintage retail do you remember growing up in Fresno?
~
jjjmom
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:32 am

Historical Gas Station on Princeton and Van Ness

Postby jjjmom » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:52 am

Does anybody know that fate of the old Russ Clements gas station on Princeton and Van Ness? My boyfriend in the 60’s lived on Princeton and Palm and I used to gas up there just because I liked the building. I hear that it hasn’t pumped gas in a long time and instead it is now just a auto repair place called Van Ness Auto Repair. I’ve been reading that the local community is trying to close the place. Apparently the station was built in 1926 and is on the Fresno Historical registry so how can that happen?
Attachments
van_ness_gas.jpg

Big J
Posts: 145
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:25 pm

Re: Historical Gas Station on Princeton and Van Ness

Postby Big J » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:02 am

In short, some neighbors were upset about the guy parking cars on the street and wanted his license revoked.

He's in business still, IIRC he won the case pending not parking cars in certain spots.

58pacer
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:13 am

Re: Historical Gas Station on Princeton and Van Ness

Postby 58pacer » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:07 pm

Here are a couple of shots of a college buddy and me with our recently acquired 1950's iron at Russ Clements' Chevron, the year was 1977.

Jere at Clements.jpg


Doug at Clements.jpg


Pacer


Return to “Department Stores, Retail and Markets”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest