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Sunday, October 01, 2017

T. W. Phillips Gas and Oil Company ~

One of our most beautiful buildings.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A memory of the TW Philips gas company for me was when the rates went through the roof in the late 70's (before deregulation). My mother went to the bank and got 300 brand new $1 bills, pulled the wrappers off and paid the bill with them. In hindsight I feel bad for the lady that had to count them

Anonymous said...

It was 1960 and a college student was able to earn enough money in the summer to pay for the next two semesters.

I was fortunate to be hired that summer by Mr. Ben Phillips. There were three other college students working that summer. Our main jobs were to clear brush from the pipelines and to locate and patch leaks in the pipeline. I learned a lot about the character of my fellow man that summer. The lessons were mostly good .

I recall that I had to pick up my weekly paycheck in the building pictured.
It was a grand structure. I will always be grateful for the opportunity the Phillips Company of 1960 offered me. I feel guilty that I never thanked Mr. Phillips.