Found - Photo of Hixson Pike Sinclair Service Station

Monday, February 15, 2016 - by Harmon Jolley

Update 2/16/2016

A friend and former co-worker who is also a local history buff submitted a photograph of the Sinclair service station when it sold the Cities Services brand.  The proprietor was John Brown. 

We're still interested in a photograph from the gas station's Sinclair years.  You may recall that Sinclair's logo featured a green dinosaur.  Sinclair also sponsored a dinosaur exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair.  The exhibit was then put on tour with a stop outside Eastgate Mall.

In response to my 2014 article "Former Fuel Fillers of Hixson Pike" (, a reader sent an e-mail asking for a photo of the Sinclair service station that was at the corner of Hixson Pike and Lupton Drive.  The proprietor was John Sheets.  Today, the site is a parking lot for Lupton Drive Baptist Church.

If you have a photo in your collection, please send me an e-mail attachment at  I will post the photo on Memories, and share the photo with the reader and with some of the local groups who are archiving old Chattanoogan photographs.

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