Then and Now: Name This Intersection!

Branford Patch readers were too quick on the last street corner challenge, so here's a new one!

This photo comes from Branford Patch reader , who thought we might be able to use it for a "" column. Since it's dated 1940, editor suggested that we let the history readers have a crack at it instead! What intersection is in this photo -- and is there a gas station still at that location? 

Post your guesses here or on Facebook, and Nicole and I will post clues as needed!

Steve from SAAC April 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM
No idea on location, but I dig the old Mobilgas sign with Pegasus symbol, and also note the lack of whitewall tires on the old cars (in contrast to how many current-day owners of old cars like to run whitewalls), as a historical observation. Will be interested to hear where this is/was...
SolarPete April 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I can give u a hint it's some where in the 4th ward area The building might even still be there I'd tell u more but then u would know where it is. Growing up in the 50s helps find the building even if I'm so far away now
Tom Grantland April 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I'm thinking Main and Lincoln ,I like the tiers on the telephone poles .
Richard Reutenauer April 26, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Is this Main and Svea Ave
Mike Gallacher April 26, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Corner of Mail & Svea.
Nicole Ball April 26, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I am loving all these answers! :) One of the buildings is now a pretty popular spot...
Barbara Haglund April 26, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Is it short beach rd by the fire house? Where there is still a gas station/auto center.
Amanda Ballou April 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Looks like its just down past kirkham and main. Where that new wedding dress shop is and the gas station with the one way street. Near the eel pot 2.
ColleenLepre April 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM
I agree Svea & Main
Paulette Hansen April 28, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I say Main St. & Svea Ave.
Alana Joli Abbott April 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Based on the timing of the e-mail you sent me Pete, you got it right before anyone else's post -- thanks for letting them guess! :)
Alana Joli Abbott April 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Close but no cigar!
Alana Joli Abbott April 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
I love the look of those old cars -- and the old gas station -- too!
Alana Joli Abbott April 29, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Wrong part of Main Street, I'm afraid, Amanda, but points for the gas station attempt!
Alana Joli Abbott April 29, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Nope, not in Short Beach at all, but nice guess!
Alana Joli Abbott April 29, 2012 at 02:14 AM
And several correct ones, both here and via e-mail!
Alana Joli Abbott April 29, 2012 at 02:15 AM
And here I thought I'd come up with another challenge -- you guys are too good! It is Svea and Main. Well done!


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