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Renovation offers fleeting glimpse of history

on July 30, 2014 9:30 AM

Part of an old service station sign was visible Monday as workers Nick Rescenete, of Indiana, left, and Bill Kennelley, of Homer City, prepared a student rental building owned by Gary Huber in the 400 block of Philadelphia Street in Indiana for new siding.

The Sinclair service station was located at what is now Shoemaker Monuments and at one time was owned and operated by Raymond Buggey, the uncle of Raymond Buggey, who now operates Buggey Towing & Auto Repair located catty-corner from the former station.

The intersection at Fifth and Philadelphia streets then had five service stations — more than it had corners. At the time this sign was in use, high-quality oil cost 12 1/2  cents a quart.  (Tom Peel/Gazette photo)

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