|Above you see a before and after photo
of "Bus" Tottens service station that I hand colored.
This station sat at 5 Corners on the West Side and in fact the building
is still there, painted a God-awful purple and being used as
an auto clean-up business. That's Bus Totten on the left and
he was a distant relative of mine, (Tottens being the mothers
side of my family.) This photo was taken in the late 30s and
is one of my favorite photos. Below is the Ad that appeared in Sept of 1923 when the station opened. |