All We Need on a Cold Autumn Night

Take a crack at where this was shot.

How well do you really know your hometown? If you've been here a few years and get out of the house much, this scene might look pretty familiar. Can you pinpoint its location? Add a comment at the bottom of this story and you might win.

Each weekend, Novato Patch will take a photo in town and ask you to tell us where it was taken. Be specific; just mentioning a neighborhood or general area like Old Town, Black Point or Ignacio is not specific enough. Pinpoint it as much as you can. The winner really has to nail it.

A new stipulation on this weekly contest: Patch readers are eligible to win once every three months. 

If you know the answer, enlighten everybody else by sharing your knowledge about it in the comments section of this story. Even after the correct answer is given, you can add to the conversation if you have the inside scoop on the details or history of that spot. 

What's at stake? The first responder with a correct and specific answer gets a prize from the face of Novato Patch. Also, make sure to e-mail the editor at brent.ainsworth@patch.com so you can arrange a meeting to get the prize. Or it can be popped in the mail.

Think you know where this is? Add a comment below. Take a crack at it!

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Jerry Peters November 18, 2012 at 05:48 PM
It's the Pearl Heat and Oil painted on sign on the building at the southwest corner of Olive Avenue and Railroad Ave, west of the NWP tracks. I'll have the street address shortly.
Jerry Peters November 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM
OK the street address is 815 Olive Avenue, in beautiful Novato, CA. And yes, Brent tell us the story about that sign and the building. Does that sign have something to do with the movie that was shot in Novato years ago?
Brent Ainsworth November 18, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I'm going to award Mark with this week's prize because he mentioned Hans by name. Plus, Susan just won recently and a person can win only once per three-month period. I have emailed Hans Eide to ask about the origin of the sign and I'll share that info as soon as he gets back to me (or if he decides to chime in on this conversation). Meantime I am adding another photo and a locator map for those who are unfamiliar with this location. Mark, drop me an email so we can connect for your prize.
Brant November 18, 2012 at 07:26 PM
While waiting for Hans to respond, have a look here: http://www.chevron.com/about/history/1912/ . As a retired Chevroid, I've always thought the sign related to a Chevron product of many years ago.
CC November 22, 2012 at 06:21 AM


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