Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Holden's Texaco Service Station

At one time this was the only place in Covington that was open 24 hours a day. It offered car services, gasoline, oil and tire repair, but also community services such as ambulance, taxi cab and tow trucks when needed. They issued vehicle inspection stickers. People even called Holden's when they wanted to know what time it was. 

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Pen & ink drawing by Winky Chesnutt

Aerial Photograph 1975

A phone book advertisement from 1946

The first tow truck in the area - 1932

Just on the other side of the bridge was Holden's Gulf Service Station

Pete Holden