Before J&J Car Care Service, the Getty station was a Tydol. It was mentioned last week on “06880.” Here’s a great photo (click on it to enlarge).
What’s more remarkable about this January 1956 photo, though — posted by Nick Tiberio on Facebook — is the Dairy Queen. (Check out the cop car — with just 1 light on top — in the parking lot.)
DQ sat on the site of what later became the Crest. (It’s now the entrance to Playhouse Square.) The Crest was Westport’s 1st drive-in — as beloved by teenagers in the early ’60s as the Big Top in later years.
Today’s equivalent is — I have no clue.
A bit east of the Crest — beyond the right side of this photo — was the original Viva Zapata.
All that’s missing is the Fonz.