The traditional Service Station which featured "Full Service" has long ago disappeared. The concept of "pumping gas, checking the oil, cleaning the windshield, and checking tire pressure" is just a memory unless your are old enough to remember them or have seen them in an old movie. My dad ran a station on Hwy 30 near Keystone in the 1920's. He still likes to talk about the interesting people and events that happened while he owned this station. I have collected some interesting images of older stations, and you can view them by clicking on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version. Enjoy...
This unusual Phillips 66 service station is located at the corner of MN-45 and MN-33 in Cloquet, Minnesota. Erected in 1956, the building was the prototype designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for a service station design that Wright and his colleagues envisioned would sweep the nation. Some visions remain small, however -- this is the only such station that was ever built. Still open and pumping gas
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