Then and Now: Fill ‘er Up, the Service Station at Park & Georgia

The southwest Corner of Georgia Avenue and Park Road has been associated with providing gas and service to area drivers since 1927. One July 16, 1927, the Lord Baltimore Filling Station opened on this site in a structure estimated at $4,000. The gas pumps were located so that one was accessible at all times.

As explained in an ad advertising the opening of this station, the increase in traffic through this section made it necessary for the Lord Baltimore Filling Stations, Inc., to build a new station to care for the wants of motorists. The station was described as a model of modern service station design, with side driveways, conveniently located pumps, new design hydraulic lifts to raise the car to oil and grease it (instead of oil pits), and courteous attendants.

An image of the site today is below.

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2 Comments on “Then and Now: Fill ‘er Up, the Service Station at Park & Georgia”


  1. […] as gas stations over the years, this corner is the oldest. The first gas station on this site was a Lord Baltimore Filling Station which opened in 1927. The drawing below shows what the station looked like at that […]


  2. […] as gas stations over the years, this corner is the oldest. The first gas station on this site was a Lord Baltimore Filling Station which opened in 1927. The drawing below shows what the station looked […]


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