Starting with a fragile structure with a roof that was starting to give way, skilled craftsmen–all volunteers mind you–gave of their talent, time and money to rebuild this station. The video HERE tells the story of 2014. We are almost done with the station, ready for the 100 year celebration this July!
The public is invited to view the unveiling of the RICHFIELD sign atop the freshly painted Cucamonga Service Station. (Public may park across the street or surrounding side streets, and can view the unveiling from the public sidewalk areas. Public is asked to stay outside fencing; however, there will be fine views and a clear ability to hear announcements and speakers).
Unveiling will be at 1:00PM, Wednesday the 11th of February. We hope to see you all there!
Here are some pictures in the meantime:
Rick Machan of A 2 Z Signs hand-paints the authentic, original lettering onto the front area of the Station.
Here are the fine results….
Tiles are reset back onto roof posts after they had been removed for refurbishment
Time to visually savor the brand spankin’ new paint applied just a few days ago to the Service Station! Check it out!
Looking through the old black and white pictures we just assume everything was painted some shade of white and gray. Not so. This is the original Richfield color scheme and style. It must have looked fantastic back then, and it looks great now.
Next up, the RICHFIELD sign, which has been prepared to be bolted to the top of the building. Stay tuned.
Main color, a delightfully rich light yellow is applied
Dark blue contrasting color applied to bottom of building
Everything offset nicely with red separation stripe!