The current Village Auto Body Shop, on Route 202, at the corner with Maple (or Stub) Hollow Road, is the location of the first gas station in Bakerville. A later station was located where the ‘Bakersville Mall’ is today. Today, there is no gas station in Bakerville; the nearest ones are at the top of the hill in Torrington (the old ‘Apple House’ station) and in the North Village of New Hartford.
The first station was a Texaco station, erected in 1920. Route 202 was not paved until 1924. The station had two pumps and a small shelter for the attendant; and was later expanded into a small grocery store.
The gas station is long gone, well over thirty years past, possibly in the early 1970’s. However, it is said that a portion of the concrete slab in the auto shop belonged to the station.