Whiting Brothers Gas Station in Moriarty, NM
Moriarty, NM, is the only place one can experience a Whiting Bros. station still bedecked in its original glory. Sal Lucero still repairs tires at the Whiting Bros. station, now known as “Sal & Inez's Service Station,” that he, after a lifetime of working for the chain, bought in the 1980s. The brilliant W Bros signs remain because, as Sal told me, he just didn’t want to take them down. Aside from the later installation of a slightly peaked roof atop the canopy and the removal of the aboveground gas tanks, this sole survivor doesn’t look much different today than in my 1983 photo.