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A Moment in Monrovia History: 1940s Service Station

Henson's Service Station, around 1940, on west side of Myrtle between Walnut and Olive. At Walnut was the Blu Seal Laundry, Gas Station, Red's Trolley Car Restaurant, Happy's Liquor Store, and a used furniture Store at Olive. Howard Henson sold this station and bought the gas station at 721-729 S. Shamrock. From the Kim Anderson collection. See full details here.

For more historic photos and papers, see the Monrovia Historical Society’s complete Legacy Project collection here. Learn more about the Monrovia Historical Society here.

- Brad Haugaard


  1. Wonderful photo. I often wondered what that looked like in it’s glory. Are they going to restore it? It’s skeleton has been there doing nothing.

  2. Greatly appreciated for this share on Monrovia History! That is a keeper. I bet there are many interesting stories beyond the photo, maybe opening a can of history.