50 years ago this month, April edition
Farewell to the gas station at Cambridge Street and Terry Avenue. It’s going to be a Convenient MD location.
Fifty years ago, it was an Esso station under the ownership of Jack Kilmartin. The station went through many owners, but he held it the longest. These ad shots are from exactly 50 years ago, April of 1969.
Other material from that same location:
Diagonally across the street, 50 years ago this month, Mister Donut was born.
Mister Donut, across from Terry Ave., c 1975. Opened April 1969.
Also this month, Town Meeting approved ordering a row of temporary, portable classrooms at the high school (now Marshall Simonds Middle School) similar to the ones already installed at Memorial Elementary School across the street.
Another great look back. Seems like yesterday! Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories.
One small correction : Bob Lee’s Esso was located at Bedford and Cambridge St, where the Shell gas station is now. The picture also shows Carpenters Store in the background.
Thank you. Fixed. A big advantage of a website over a book is easy updates/corrections.
I recollect Mr Cronin worked at that ESSO Brdford & Camb sts.
Which Mr Cronin?
Didn’t Mister Donut open before 1969? Or was the same building a different name? Spent many a Friday night there in 1965 to 1966.
I am always looking forward to and never disappointed with BurlingtonRetro.com.
I worked for both Al Cronin and Jackie Kilmartin part time pumping gas. 1960/61 timeframe. Both great people.
Great old nostalgic photos, thanks for posting Bob.