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T.T. Hendry Conoco Station was the first of a long line at location

It seems that from the mid-20th century until today there has been a long line of service stations on the south side of the beach road across from present-day Veterans Boulevard.
It seems that from the mid-20th century until today there has been a long line of service stations on the south side of the beach road across from present-day Veterans Boulevard. Postcard courtesy of Randy Randazzo

Talking about the good old days, remember when a service station really gave service?

Remember when you could drive up to the gas pump and a courteous attendant in a spiffy uniform not only filled your tank, but also cleaned your windshields, checked your oil, took your money and brought back your change?

Pictured circa 1958 the T.T. Hendry Conoco Station offered all of the above. It was located on the south side of U.S. 90 across from present-day Veterans Boulevard.

Before purchasing the gas station, Trenton T. Hendry Jr. (1922-1995) of Gulfport, served in World War II as a Sargent in the 391st Marauder Bomb group, which was awarded the War Department Citation for its devastating attacks against the enemy during German counter offensives.

After the war Hendry worked as an American National Insurance Agent before he purchased the service station in the mid 1950s. However, his proprietorship did not last long. Shortly after the photo was made for this postcard Hendry and his family moved to St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana.

According to Biloxi city directories Hendry’s had become the Fred Miles Standard Service Station by 1961.

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