PHILADELPHIA - Quite the sight in Center City Wednesday night as the Parkway Corporation prepares to move an historic Gulf Station to Fairmount Park.The antique gas station has been sitting on the corner of 20th and Arch streets for almost 95 years.
Residents came out to say goodbye to a building that some got to know and appreciate. "I've always liked having it in the neighborhood.
Such a strange item unless you really kind of tracked it down, you really didn't know what it was," said Jay Meadway, who lives nearby.
The old filling station is a historically protected building and since it is on the site where the Parkway Corporation is building a new office for Chubb Insurance, it’s being relocated near the Sedgley Porter House in Fairmount Park.MORE HEADLINES Parkway CEO Rob Zuritsky says it will cost over $1 million to move the piece of history—slowly and carefully—to its new home just two miles away."This is the first time we've ever been involved with anything like this," said Zuritsky. "The brisk speed of moving one mile an hour.