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 Knapp Oil Citgo

Address:

1500 Church St, Xenia

Phone:

(618) 678-2800

Website:

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 1920 - J. C. Bandy & Sons - Ford Sedan

 1915 - Arthur Bandy - Boost the town

Who said Xenia was not growing all the time. Think of it, a new garage is not to go up on the vacant lot just east of the new picture show building. Arthur Bandy has purchased the lot and will immediately erect a modern brick building properly equipped for the work of repairing and over hauling cars of all kinds. This is something that is needed in Xenia and will no doubt prove a success. This makes three new brick buildings which have gone up in our town in the past year and some talk of another one. “Can you beat it?” Boost the town: it needs it. Boost, and the town boosts with you; knock, and you knock alone.

 1926 - F.H. Westcott

 1925 - F.H. Westcott - tip-top Chevrolet garage

F. H. Westcott informs us that early this spring he will open a tip-top up-to-date garage in what is known as the old brick store building in Upper Xenia, and will handle his line of Chevrolet cars, as well as keep a large line of repairs and auto supplies and good mechanics for repair work. The old building once more will be made over to conform to the progress of the times. Almost a century ago it was used for a general store building. Later it became a grass seed house, where thousands of sacks of grass seed were recleaned annually. Later it was transferred into a dance hall. Still later it was made over into an evaporator for making dried apples, and now it must keep pace with the ever on-rushing tide of the auto industry and meet the needed demand for as garage located on the hard road in upper Xenia that the tourists and travelling public may know when the pass the biggest little town in the world.

F. H. Westcott has moved his garage from the Shannon garage building to the J. A. Peirce building, one block east of the Ford garage. He is still actively engaged in selling and servicing Chevrolet cars.

Extracted from The Flora Journal Record of Oct 28, 1926

Extracted from The Flora Journal Record of Jan 8, 1925

Extracted from The Flora Record of Dec 30, 1920

Family Owned & Operated Since 1933

Knapp Oil Co. is a “hard earned” business; started by a young man, Ed Knapp (our grandfather), whose father died before he was born, and who had to borrow $5 to get married.

The business began as a small town grocery store where one of the products was kerosene and so began the fuel business. From my grandfather to his sons Eldred, Howard, and Bill (our father), to my generation and finally to the 4th generation beginning with my son, Bryan, our family and employees have worked hard over the years to make this company work. It’s our own heritage.

The reputation we enjoy in the industry is because of this hard working, God fearing heritage. We’ve been blessed with employees who buy into this philosophy and we try to bring this to you, our customer.

We constantly look for a better product, a better way, a better angle. We try to be more nimble, more responsive, and more aware. We try to be on the forefront of new products and new services. We think these characteristics make us a better supplier for you.

And finally, you can trust us. Why? Because my grandpa is still watching. Give us a chance to prove we are worthy of your business.

Chuck Knapp, President