Location: 416 State Ave NE
|Acme Fuel Co building, 1964, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives|
Acme 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.
Looking Back article, July 13, 2014 (fuel truck at Legislative Building)
Thurstontalk.com article, accessed May 29, 2015