101 and 103 South Main Street
ANOTHER FILLING STATION
Frank Drake Has Secured Prominent Business Corner
The Chariton Leader, 19 September 1922
On last Wednesday Frank Drake secured a ten year lease on the forty foot frontage at the southwest corner of the square and will proceed at once to erect a modern filling station and expects to have the enterprise ready for business within a period not to exceed forty days. It is his intention to erect a modern structure, sightly and fireproof throughout, and equal to any station in the city. It will necessitate the filling of the lot, as the old cellar was left when the fram building burned thre years ago. Also, Lewis Jackson will be necessitated to move his little lunch room from the grounds.
This corner belongs to the trustees of the Lucas County National Bank (now consolidated) and Mr. Drake was fortunate in getting this location as it is on the street for through travel over the east and west primary Lucas county highway.
Mr. Drake and family will move to Chariton as soon as they can secure a house to live in. They recently returned to Russell from Powell, Wyoming, and The Leader is glad to know that they have decided on Chariton in which to establish thier home.