Sears Service Station

In 1930, H.P. Sears opened this gas station in Rome, NY. It provided gas and other services to the local citizens until the 1970s. Rather than sell the property, the family kept it boarded up until 2006 when they restored it and opened it as a museum to show the way service stations once looked. It is a fun stop to make as you travel through upstate New York.

9 thoughts on “Sears Service Station

  1. milfordstreet Post author

    Aren’t they great. I guess hte service station had a warehouse and they never threw anything away. Materials not used for the museum were auctioned off. It must have been quite the auction.

  2. milfordstreet Post author

    It is worth stopping by if you’re in the area. The inside is pretty small and is not open often. We happened to get lucky and it was open and the man inside told us the history of the family and stations. It was pretty interesting.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you…The station is in the downtown area and they passed on many offers to purchase the lot. It is really a testament to how much they honor their father’s work.


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