Acme Fuel Company

Location: 416 State Ave NE
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acmefuel_1964Acme Fuel Co building, 1964, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives
acme fuelAcme Fuel Co building today (2015), photo by Deb Ross

The Acme Fuel Company was founded in 1925 by the Springer Mill Company as a way to sell off their waste wood products to homes for heating needs. They soon began selling coal and heating oil as those energy sources became more common. The art moderne style building currently housing the business was erected in 1940. The business has been owned by the Allen family since the early 1940s, and a third generation of Allens are now running the company, which continues to deliver fuel for homes and businesses in the area.

Links:

Olympia inventory

Looking Back article, July 13, 2014 (fuel truck at Legislative Building)

Thurstontalk.com article, accessed May 29, 2015

 

 

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