Sinclair Service Station (Spring Hill, Florida)

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Sinclair Service Station
Harold's Garage - Spring Hill, Florida.jpg
Harold's Garage the former Sinclair station as seen from across US 19 in 2009.
Sinclair Service Station (Spring Hill, Florida) is located in Florida
Sinclair Service Station (Spring Hill, Florida)
Sinclair Service Station (Spring Hill, Florida) is located in the United States
Sinclair Service Station (Spring Hill, Florida)
LocationSpring Hill, Florida
Coordinates28°30′19″N 82°35′43″W / 28.50528°N 82.59528°W / 28.50528; -82.59528Coordinates: 28°30′19″N 82°35′43″W / 28.50528°N 82.59528°W / 28.50528; -82.59528
NRHP reference No.100005385[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 27, 2020

The Sinclair Service Station is a national historic site located at 5299 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Florida in Hernando County.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 2020.[1][2]


The Sinclair Service Station was built by the Sinclair Oil Corporation in 1964. The gas station's roof design was based on the company logo, which was a Brontosaurus-like dinosaur. It is 47 feet tall and 110 feet long.[3]

In 1967, Harold Hurst bought the station, after which it became Harold's Auto Center.[4] While in the area filming Larry the Cable Guy's show in 2014 at Weeki Wachee Springs (which was also added to the National Register in 2020), his crew saw the station. They decided to shoot a segment there.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". National Park Service. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  2. ^ Hussey, Megan (2020-08-19). "Dino is now a certified national landmark | Hernando Sun". Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  3. ^ Wiley, Melissa (2020-07-24). "The quirkiest vintage gas stations you can still visit on a road trip, from a photographer who spent 40 years documenting whimsical roadside attractions across the US". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  4. ^ a b Stubbs, Nick (2019-05-28). "Spring Hill's famous dinosaurs standing strong after nearly 60 years". Suncoast News. Retrieved 2020-09-03.

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