Georgetown Old Grocery – Gas Station

When I left the Georgetown Steam Plant I saw this sad deserted Grocery.  I found that this building was originally built in 1917.  It was the Chris M Perovich Grocery for many years. At some point in recent history it became Mini Mart City Park.  Then it was left to rot.

Time gone by Grocery at 6525 Corson Ave, Seattle, WA
Time gone by Grocery at 6525 Ellis Ave, Seattle, WA

A local artist has built a folk art rock sculpture (Georgetown resident Louie Moss) which includes extensive rock, petrified wood and stone design elements has been added to the east side of the building. It has been the subject of some controversy within the Georgetown community.

Folk Art on front of old Grocery in Georgetown
Folk Art on front of old Grocery in Georgetown

This buildings future is unknown but it is listed by the city in its inventory of Georgetown historical sites.

One last note for you is my grandparents ran a small local grocery gas station in the Northgate area.  This was in the 1930s and 40s and my grandmother sold Shell Gas using the old glass type pumps.  Funny how today a month later I took a picture of one of these old style pumps.

Old Gas Pump in Duwamish River back yard.
Old Gas Pump in Duwamish River back yard.

 

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