Mystery paint job explained
Building owner liked purple and yellow
Last updated 10/18/2022 at 9:42am
RITZVILLE – What's the deal with that yellow-and-purple service station on the corner of First Avenue and Jefferson Street?
Why is it painted those vibrant - some might say outlandish - hues? Was the owner a UW Huskies fan...or what?
A little background helps to unravel the mystery.
In 1960, Chuck McCormick, father of Ritzville Police Chief Dave McCormick, purchased a small Chevron station at 309 W. First Ave., the site of the current station.
According to Dave McCormick, Chevron later built a two-bay building on that footprint. Land records show that a canopy, marquee and asphalt were...