Franklin Avenue & Gower Street

Andy Anderson's Associated Oil Service Station off Franklin Avenue 1940

Andy Anderson’s Associated Oil Service Station off Franklin Avenue 1940

This gas station is on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Gower Street, Hollywood, California.  It was directly across from the 6107 Franklin Avenue site of Lawlor Professionals’ School and later, Mar-Ken School.   In the top photo, taken in the 1940’s, it was Andy Anderson’s Associated Oil Service Station.  In the photo below, taken in July 2006, it is an ARCO station.  Note the tower of the Hollywood Presbyterian Church at 1760 N. Gower Street in the background of each photo.  (Top photo taken from the roof of Mar-Ken by Eric Davidson.  Bottom photo by Alan Simon).

ARCO Station off Franklin 2006

ARCO Station off Franklin 2006

 

In the February 11, 1937 Lawlor Journal

In the February 11, 1937 Lawlor Journal

In the March 15, 1937 Lawlor Journal

In the March 15, 1937 Lawlor Journal

From an April 1938 Mar-Ken Journal

From an April 1938 Mar-Ken Journal

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal