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1950 Mobile Gas Station - Louie Baron

ML Baron says - "Only the "old-timers' will remember when Weld Square was in one piece.

In this photo: The Mobil Gas Station on Acushnet Ave. 1950 - was where the Cape Cod 195E exit ramp is on RT 18 heading North.

Louie Baron in these photos -(ML Baron's dad)

He was a gas attendant at the station that was franchised by his brother Stanley Baron who also owned Scotty's in the North End.
My father recalls Olivier's Plumbing across the street, Jones's Cut-Rate, McDermott's Fish Market, The Rialto Theater, and the Police Dept. Weld Square annex north of the gas station.

FYI-Above the gas pump, you can see a women peering through an open was a Monday when the photo was taken because she would look out every Monday for the mailman with her Social Security check. 1950 Mobile Gas Station Acushnet Ave. New BEdford -

Also nearby, the infamous Green Parrot Lounge had a notorious real live green parrot as a mascot with language so fowl - that children were warned by their parents to steer clear of the place."

Thanks to ML Baron. for the 2 pics and the text. Click the pictures below for an enlargement.


Click for enlargement - Louie Baron 1950 - Gas station near Weld Square on Acushnet Ave.

Louie Baron in front of the Mobile Gas station near Weld Square - New Bedford, Ma. -