Airplane Filling Station
From The Paris Post-Intelligencer Files
Clarice "Sammie" Jobe Dunn is pictured in front of the
The Airplane filling station, on Mineral Wells Avenue in Paris, for years was cited as a
landmark for motorists wanting directions.
The station was designed and built in 1933 by Will Dunn. It was operated by
Will and his wife "Sammie" until his death in 1945. After Will's death the
station was operated by Sammie, her nephew Frank Brown and Frank's father.
Located at what is now the intersection of Mineral Wells Avenue and Memorial Drive, the
current location of Walgreens (2004).
The station was designed to attract attention to the business and served as a land mark
for giving directions. For years it and the Mineral Wells Resort were the only thing in
the area. The Mineral Wells resort specialized in the mineral water of the area.
The station was demolished in 1960 when the State acquired the land to widen the road.
From the P-I ~ used by permission.
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