New York November 02, 2018
The Most Historic Gas Station In New York Belongs On Your Bucket List
Fascinating pieces of history are scattered all throughout the state of New York, with intriguing sites and attractions always at the ready here. Out in Oneida County where you’re surrounded by all sorts of incredible pieces of Central New York’s history, there’s one well-preserved site that’s bound to fill you with nostalgia.
Right on the corner of North George and West Liberty Street in Rome, the Sears Service Station dates all the way back to 1930.
The site is one that almost looks as though it was a piece of a vintage movie set that was recently left behind.
Beautifully preserved, the office of the former Sears Service Station now operates as the H.P. Sears Museum — a place that's open to the public by appointment.
Even without making an appointment, there's so much to enjoy on the remainder of this little corner lot.
The station features four vintage gas pumps, all of which have a red, white, and blue color scheme and have electric globe lights atop them.
The lot of the Sears Service Station may be small, but there are plenty of charming details to take in as you're walking around.
A different view than what you're used to seeing when you're standing before a gas station, the old Sears Service Station will hit you with a wave of nostalgia.
Preserving this marvelous piece of New York's history, the next time you're visiting Rome make sure you wing by our state's most historic gas station!
Founded by Howard P. Sears Senior, this man managed to turn a gem into a chain of service stations that would go on to be set up all over the Central New York area. Sadly, the one you see before you today in Rome is the last of the Sears Service Stations. Giving you a chance to look at what an old oil change area looked like and to see the original porcelain signs that are hanging out front, it's always worth it to pull over and take a look at this place.
To find out more information about the H.P. Sears Oil Museum and to book a tour, click here.
Did you realize such a charming little piece of history existed right here in Rome? For other nostalgic adventures that are worth taking, read about The Timeless General Store In New York Where You’ll Feel Right At Home!