Newport, Rhode Island, is located on the southernmost tip of Aquidneck Island on the Atlantic seacoast. It is well known for its Gilded Age mansions and for hosting the prestigious Americas Cup Race for a number of years. The City was also the home of this D. R. & D. Tire Co. station located at the northwest corner of Marlborough and Farewell Streets, pictured in the mid-1930s.
The tire retailer offered Goodrich and Kelly Springfield tires, and Richfield gasoline at three separate gas pump islands. The facility was equipped with a “Lubritorium” for grease jobs, oil changes and possibly light repairs. Full electrical repairs including battery service, ignition, starter and generator repairs were also specialty.