Penn Oil Company on Q Street in Georgetown

This photo was taken in 1920 or 1921. It shows the old Penn Oil Company, located on Q Street in Georgetown. Ads of the day had a gas station at 27th and Q St.

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Penn Oil Company on Q Street
Penn Oil Company on Q Street

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  • JustMy2Cents

    30 cents/gal in 1920 is about $3.50/gal in 2013 dollars.