This one is for Ryan’s 24-Hour Cities Service Station, located at Broadway at Nineteenth. Robert Ryan was the owner and man behind the station.
There were some nice Grand Opening freebies for everybody, including plastic magnetic whisk brooms for the men, helium-filled balloons for the kiddies, and orchid corsages for the ladies. (Hey, that’s what Popeye’s pet Jeep only ate: orchids).
I’ve done a few posts on the Cities Service brand, which had several stations around Lorain. Cities Service eventually became Citgo.
As for Ryan's Cities Service station at 1905 Broadway, today the building is part of the home of Quality Security Door Company.
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|Courtesy Lorain County Auditor