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Sue for Richard
Esso Station at 130th Street
Mon Jan 8, 2018 22:13
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And why did Hauptmann choose the filling station at 127th Street and Lexington Avenue instead of the Esso station at 130 Street?

Cheaper gas?

Walter Winchell's memoir, Winchell Exclusive: Things That Happened to Me -- and Me to Them, posthumously published in 1975, says this:

"He could have purchased his gas at an Esso station at 130th Street. But no. He drove three blocks to another gas depot, made a U-turn to enter it on the uptown corner, and ordered five gallons -- the fee for which was two cents cheaper than the place at 130 Street."

  • Fisch houseRichard Sloan, Mon Jan 8 09:46
    This pictufre of the gas sta. backed by Fisch's house makes me think that STeve and I only looked for the spiritual place on the right (south) sd. of the street, and I didnt realize that his house... more
    • Liberty Magazine, 1935Sue, Mon Jan 8 22:58
      I believe those photos are from an article from Liberty Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 4, Liberty Pub., 1935.
    • Another View of Warner-Quinlan StationSue for Richard, Mon Jan 8 22:46
      Here is another view of the Warner-Quinlan gas station... And also the two filling attendants! I'm not sure what book these pictures are from.
      • gas sta. pic in clippingRichard E Sloan, Tue Jan 9 09:46
        That appears to be from a magazine, not a book. A great picture. Do you see the man walking up the street with theh ladder? I thought that was funny.
        • Travel Channel news on Booth and BrunoRichard E Sloan, Tue Jan 9 10:05
          First, just or Lincoln assassinaton students: -- Mike Kauffman, THE expert on John Wilkes Booth, tells me that the episode of "Mysteries of the Museum" on the Travel CHannel that he will be on,... more
    • Esso Station at 130th Street — Sue for Richard, Mon Jan 8 22:13
      • WInchell on gasSUe , Tue Jan 9 09:40
        First of all, Sue, are you saying that at that late date Winchell pulled a Sue Campbell and actually did great research to find out how much ea. of the 2 gas stations was charging that many years ago ... more
        • Esso Station in 1934Sue for Richard, Tue Jan 9 12:58
          No. But a picture of the Esso station in 1934 may have provided the answer for Mr. Walter Winchell. The picture of the Warner-Quinlan station shows a sign saying gas was 13 cents per gallon? Esso... more
          • Winchell full of gasRichard E Sloan, Wed Jan 10 09:17
            Interesting observation, Sue. Winchell was the most hated and feared reporter. Anna hated him, too, of course. Hardly anyone attended his funeral.
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