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Brown's Humble Service Station
San Antonio, Texas
1938

S. New Braunfels Avenue

Photos courtesy Mel Brown
Classic old gas station, Brown's Humble Gas Station, San Antonio, Texas 1938
Brown's Humble Service Station, S. New Braunfels Avenue, 1938
Note white pump near building for "white"[unleaded] gas.
The appropriately named Humble Station was sent in by Mel Brown, author of Chinese Heart of Texas, and the son of the station’s owner, who relates:

My brother Bob reminded me that our dad had an Humble gas station in San Antonio briefly before WW II as these three views attest. The location was jinxed so it was of brief duration but picturesque nonetheless. It sat on South New Braunfels Avenue, directly across the street from the large municipal cemetery complex which was as bad for business after dark as it was for getting help after sundown. That particular cemetery still runs for several blocks along New Braunfels Avenue and is long known for its effects on the neighboring environs. For many years it was the site of a huge cylindrical water storage tank that was a real landmark for San Antonio’s East Side.”
- Mel Brown, Austin, Texas
Brown's Humble Gas Station, San Antonio, Texas 1938
View II
Ice boxes for both Dr. Pepper and Coca-Cola and a sign for Pepsi
Staton Brown, Dealer and Station Owner
Photo courtesy Mel Brown
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Photos © Mel Brown
September 12, 2007


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