Historic Gas Station

Posted: May 15, 2009

Gas Station and Pump

Gas Station and Pump

When Sam Tucker went on the Historic Commission in 1992, one of his first projects was to press for the renovation of Middletown’s dilapidated First Gas Station. About 1998, a federal grant in excess of $30,000.00 was approved. Renovation began, but went very slowly. Work on the station finally ceased completely after Sam left the Commission in the year 2000. The lighted outdoor Aetna sign, grease pit, interior walls, fixtures, lexan protective covering to protect the new windows from rock-throwing vandals, interior and some exterior painting was left undone. Immediately after Sam was elected to the Middletown City Commission in 2002, he began pressing to complete the gas station renovation. The Mayor supported Sam and the job was finally finished in June, 2003.