Garages & Service Stations

Boyer Service Station

Boyer Service Station was located at 121 Stanton Avenue and appeared in the 1940 Akron Negro Directory. This service station previously operated under the name Ned Martin Service Station. In 1941, a robbery report listed Sam Morrison as the owner of the Boyer Service Station. Edward Sokal was the attendant present at the time of the robbery.

No further information in known.

Nor’way Reliable Service Anti-Freeze ad that includes Ned Martin Service Station (later known as Boyer Service Station) | Akron Beacon Journal, November 23, 1938.


  • “City Life.” Akron Beacon Journal. July 21, 1941.
  • Kingsberry, A., ed. Akron Negro Directory. Akron, OH: Kingsberry, 1940..
  • Nor’way Reliable Service Anti-Freeze Advertisement. Akron Beacon Journal. November 23, 1938.
  • Taylor, Candacy. Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. New York: Abrams, 2020.
121 Stanton Ave, Akron, OH