Well, we are back in 1952 Fowlerville, long before I96 was constructed, making Grand River Avenue the main thoroughfare between Lansing and Detroit. I96 was proposed in 1958 and finished by 1962. So, ten years earlier, the Gulf gas station was opened up at the southeast corner of Ann Street and Grand River. Following is the article announcing the "formal" opening, found in the October 8, 1952 issue of "The Fowlerville Review:"
If you happen to park across the street, in what some call the DDA lot, and look over at that corner, you can still see the outline of the building. It has been resided and all windows taken out (as well as the pumps), but the building is still there. I believe it has been incorporated into the automotive service building it is attached to.