I'd say this is about the most scenic gas station around. If you get the island at the west end of the property, you can fill up your tank, see what's happening in town, and enjoy the view of the mountains.
But until 1937, this was the location of the Town Hall which, in the 1890's, was the only building at the intersection of Baldwin and Central (now Sierra Madre Boulevard) and where the whole town gathered at one time or another.
While not actually a public building, the Town Hall shared its space, particularly the second floor hall, with many public activities. At various times, the building hosted Episcopalian and Congregational church bazaars, Woman's Club meetings (before they built their own building), political rallies, and Dramatic Club productions. The first floor of the Town Hall housed stores and, for a time, the Post Office.
Now, though, the land houses gas pumps which are, in a lot of ways, a place where the whole town gathers, at one time or another.