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1965 - a Standard Oil gas station on Bird Road west of the Palmetto, Miami

Bird Road (SW 40th Street) west of the Palmetto Expressway

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Monte 21-Oct-2018 10:46
I worked at the Red Bird Station in 1969 while attending Southwest high vocational automotive. You are correct on the flipped garages as they were on left side of station .if i remember correctly there was a Liggets pharmacy across the street with a lunch counter. Great time to be in Miami.
Misty 01-Jan-2015 04:09
Guest - I was wrong on my last comment. Father ran the station on the corner of Red and Bird in the late 60's. I thought this was an early pic of it, but after reading the posts, I can see it's not. bays are flipped right and left, and there's 2 not 3. I'd like an early picture of the Red and Bird station across from Allens or any info if someone has it. Misty
Guest 01-Jan-2015 03:22
I am looking for more info about this station. My father ran this station in the 60s. Would love to find more info about it. His name is Ken Minor. Thanks
Guest 04-Oct-2014 03:22
Isn't this now a BP gas station on the corner of SW 82nd Ave & Bird Rd across from a Caballero-Rivero funeral home?
Don Boyd24-May-2011 04:21
Okay Mark and Larry, thanks for your input. I've changed it to "west" of the Palmetto instead of "east." Thanks!

markWALLACE 23-May-2011 21:03
I concur with lmartin, the Standard station at Red Bird is essentially the same building that is there now. It is distiguished by the 3 garage bays on the left side of the building rather than right as shown here. The Red Bird station was built some time between 1945-1951 - a drawing at Dade County's microfilm department has a date of 1947 on it.
lmartin08-Dec-2008 20:15
I think this station is somewhere around Bird and the 80's Ave even thought it says east of the Palmetto. The station you refer to is across from Allen's Drugs and has a shopping center behind it, the Red Bird Shopping Center.

Jorge Viera 30-Nov-2008 06:17
Hey I was curious because my father told me his first job when he moved to Miami in 68' was at a standard oil on Bird Road. I was wondering if this station was at the corner of Bird and Red Road? It's now a Citgo.
lmartin04-Sep-2008 23:29
Wasn't this station west of the Palmetto around 79th Ave. on the North side?
Guest 30-Oct-2007 23:41
This was one of the company owned stations. I worked there in 67 , this was a Standard oil of Kentucky station. Rick.
Ray 11-Oct-2007 01:35
That might be an S&H Green Stamps sign between the garage bays. I think this was later a Texaco station.