Gas Pump

Inspired by the old rusted gas pump, the design for this mural lead to learning a fascinating story about the history of the place.

639 Court Street, 

West Reading, PA 19611

Project Support


West Reading Community 

Revitalization Foundation

Mural design and fabrication:

Michael L. Miller 

Project completion


View multiple images of the project's creation above.

About the Project

Inspired by the rusted gas pump, Dean Rohrbach suggested look at an old Allman Brothers album cover as inspiration.  It turns out the gas pump was installed by Kissinger Travel Agency, who used it to fill the blue Checker cabs that ran from their office.  Roy and Sandy Kissinger (Roy's father owned the business) went on to share a story about the last charter train out of Reading to Atlantic City, to see the Beatles. Dun Wurkyn, the name on the old garage sign in the mural, was inspired over a beer at the West Reading Tavern (it's their signature brand). 

You can hear Roy and Sandy's story about 

Kissinger Travel's charter trains at WRMOTA

Look for Joshua Hagler's artwork, (press play).