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Review of H.P. Sears Service Station Museum

H.P. Sears Service Station Museum
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: Restored 1929 gas station, originally built by Howard P. Sears. Museum is part of an effort to revitalize downtown historic district of Rome, New York.
Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you are an older person then this will bring back memories of your youth. If you are a younger person you can see what things looked like back "in the day". A nice place to visit and remember when you were young,

Visited August 2012
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Long Beach, New York
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“Welcome to Historic, Downtown Rome, NY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

The H.P. Sears Service Station Museum is like an oasis of charm and history amidst the parking garages and office buildings in downtown Rome. The museum is actually at the corner of what is considered the Historic District in Rome, North George and Liberty Streets. Stumbling upon this lovingly restored 1929 service station is like finding a toy ring in a Cracker Jacks box; you just want to smile and show it off. The museum itself, dedicated to the original service station owner, Howard P. Sears, Sr., and housed in a clean, white building with red-tiled roof, is filled with items from the gas station, such as gas pumps, nozzles. and cans of Sears branded oil, as well as odds and ends from the era that this gas station was in major usage. Outside are old fashioned, white and red gas pumps with clock faces and glass globes that advertise Sears' name for his own brand of gasoline, TriPure, as well as fence-mounted billboards, porcelain signs, authentic light poles and fixtures.
Come visit this gem of a museum, and appreciate that there are people who were, and are proud of their upstate city of Rome.

Visited May 2013
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