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Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 25 May 2012 18:34

Could anyone please help me identify all the design aesthetics Goodyear Tires service center architectures used to be like back in the '50s, '60s and '70s?

Here is one at SE 82nd Ave. that is now operating as Charlie Bretz Tire Factory:
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Charlie Bretz Tire Factory, SE 82nd & Boise by classictvman81, on Flickr

And here is the recently closed Oak Grove Goodyear store:
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CLOSED: Goodyear Service Center, Oak Grove by classictvman81, on Flickr

The location above originally opened in 1962, but the Oak Grove store seen below is sketchier, although I'd think it to have opened around the same time, give/take 5 years.

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Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Post by Rob_L » 26 May 2012 10:17

That is a hard question, however almost all of the stores built up until the mid-late 80's had a huge, oversized showroom for the appliance department (remember that both Goodyear and Firestone sold major appliances up until the late 80's...)

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Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Post by Super S » 27 May 2012 00:50

Goodyear and Firestone service centers look very much alike, and can be hard to tell from one another. I had absolutely no idea though that they sold appliances.

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Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 27 May 2012 01:44

I want to point out to all the Goodyear purists that the current version of the logo (with italicized text for the words "GOOD" and "YEAR" on either side of the winged shoe) dates to 1968. Presumably, it must also have been then that the storefront adopted the neon blue "GOOD(winged shoe)YEAR" lettering on a grey storefront. The Goodyear badging on the tower sign consisted of white text amid blue background (the white text changed to yellow in more recent years).
Super S wrote:Goodyear and Firestone service centers look very much alike, and can be hard to tell from one another. I had absolutely no idea though that they sold appliances.
Yes, one must have a trained eye to distinguish a Goodyear building from a Firestone building, since in the early '70s to '80s storefronts entered a non-distinct/non-descript, or "brown," period, since their architectures tended to blend in with those of other stores, shopping centers and malls of the era.

Here is a now-defunct Goodyear store in Nashville, TN (operated by its then owners as American Tire Company, not to be confused with American Tire or America's Tire Company) from the AgilityNut site (Debra J. Seltzer's page):
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More from the AgilityNut page:
(Florida Tire Incorporated, Leesburg, FL)
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(Jenkins Automotive, Staunton, VA)
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And here's Sutton's Tire & Chain (at 7510 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR):
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Goodyear_Sutton Tire_ storefront by TruckPR, on Flickr

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Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Post by jamcool » 29 May 2012 01:16

I do remember the Goodyear stores with the blue and yellow "diamond" pylon - lit in neon at night. Phoenix also had a king size Goodyear diamond sign with a time/temp sign at the corner of I-17 and the Grand Ave overpass.

Also the tire stores sold bikes and toys during the holidays, and of course, those famous LPs of Christmas music by the top artists.

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Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 29 May 2012 03:29

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Division Tire, SE 122nd & Division by classictvman81, on Flickr
Here is the SE 122nd & Division Goodyear Service Center. It is d/b/a Division Tire, Inc., an entity that was founded in 1961. Note that the "Goodyear Certified Service" sign is obscured (the blue/red logo with the wings is gone).

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Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers (in 1981)

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 14 Jul 2012 20:20

From the March 3, 1981 edition of the Oregonian, is a list of Goodyear Service Centers and independent dealers (within the Portland/Vancouver area).

GOODYEAR-OWNED SERVICE CENTERS (CERTIFIED)

GRAND AVENUE (LLOYD DISTRICT)
916 NE Grand Ave.
Year built: 1960

MILWAUKIE (OAK GROVE)
15815 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Year built: circa 1970

EASTMORELAND
4411 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Year built: 1972

LAKE OSWEGO
301 "A" Avenue
Year built: 1960s-'70s

HOLLYWOOD DISTRICT
4547 NE Sandy Blvd.
Year built: 1972

ST. JOHNS
7220 N. Lombard St.
Year built: 1972

EASTPORT
4215 SE 82nd Ave.
Year built: 1962

HILLSBORO
220 E. Baseline St.

TIGARD PLAZA
SW Pacific Hwy.

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON
1416 Broadway

HAZEL DELL, WASHINGTON
7296 Highway 99

MEIER & FRANK TIRE CENTERS

PORTLAND
SE 122nd & Stark
333 NW Broadway

INDEPENDENT GOODYEAR DEALERS

PORTLAND (122ND & DIVISION)
Helfrich Tire Center
12121 SE Division St.

McMINNVILLE
Spencer Tire Service
140 E. 3rd

BEAVERTON (WEST SLOPE)
Brian Backmore Dodge
9570 SW Canyon Rd.

BEAVERTON (CENTRAL)
D. & B. Tire
12100 SW Broadway

PORTLAND (LLOYD DISTRICT)
Lloyd Center Texaco
619 NE Holladay St.

PORTLAND (KENTON)
D. J.'s Union 76
2001 N. Lombard St.

PORTLAND (GATEWAY)
Gateway Tire & Wheel
9111 NE Halsey St.

DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
Alliance Tire
SW 10th & Burnside

PORTLAND (CAPITOL HILL)
Norm Enzor Tires
8421 SW Terwilliger Blvd.

MOLALLA
Gene's Texaco and Tire Service
204 E. Main St.

MILWAUKIE
Bernard's Garage
2036 SE Washington St.

BEAVERTON (CEDAR MILL)
Ron DuFresne Shell
NW Murray Blvd. & Cornell Rd.

BEAVERTON (ALOHA)
Dave's Tire Center
13660 SW Farmington Rd.

RALEIGH HILLS
Raleigh Hills Shell
5215 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.

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Re: Goodyear Tire Service Centers

Post by StoreLiker2006 » 14 Jul 2012 20:39

I'd also want to say that when looking at some of the '70s-vintage buildings in aerial view, that the complete building forms a "T" shape.

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