Whiting Brothers Gas Station in Barstow, CA
The Barstow Whiting Bros (this incarnation, at least) was located on the west side of town and on the north side of Route 66. Next door (as can be glimpsed in this 1983 photo) was the Whiting Bros. Motel, with concrete block walls and red tile roof. From the red and yellow windshield-wash pails on the pump island, to the red driveway bell mounted on the side of the station, this photo bears witness to the care that the operators must have felt for this location. Get lost in the details, and listen for that bell to chime.