1000 - Yes, date unknown
||Arthur St. S. 0054 - Service Station Elmira |
||54 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario
||Yes, date unknown
||15 Sep 2011 |
|Born - 1000 - 54 Arthur St. S., Elmira, Ontario
- Aberle's Service Station
One of Elmira's older businessmen, namely Roy J. Aberle has conducted the Automotive Service Station located at the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets for the past forty years. Roy has deeply appreciated the patronage of the citizens of Elmira and surrounding area and also that of the travelling public from outlying areas. The original Cities Service Products' building of 1933 was replaced by the present one in 1954. In July 1965 British Petroleum products were introduced. Mr. Aberle's sons, Gerald and Neil assisted their father during their school years. Both have joined the teaching profession following in their mother's footsteps rather than that of their father.1a
1aThe Elmira Old Boys & Girls Reunion 50th Anniversary 1973, June 29 - July 2, pg. 68.
Roy J. Aberle Cities Service Station
Roy J. Aberle has conducted a successful business in the Cities Service Station, on the [north west] corner of Arthur and Water [now Wyatt] Streets, for the past 14 years. During these years he was assisted by many High School boys who earned pin-money by working part time: Leonard Rau (killed in a car accident), Merner Saddler, Buddy Hillis (killed overseas), Harold Schaub, Laverne Miller, Norman Hathaway, Donald Brox, Art Hahn, David Rowland (at present with the R.A.F., England). Mr. Aberle's own sons, Gerald and Neil, are now giving him a helping hand. The rainbow-coloured Studebaker shown in the picture, and used by Roy as a service car, was featured in the 1923 Old Boys Reunion as the most up-to-date car in Elmira at that time.2a
2aSouvenir of the Elmira Old Boys and Girls Reunion 1948, pg.39.
2011 note: Aberle's station was remodelled to be a Becker gas bar and convenience store some years ago, and in 2011 the building is being demolished. A new building will be erected on the combined former Aberle and Steddick Hotel properties.