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Conoco Service Station

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1934. 201 E. Grand Ave.

The low-pitched bright-red tile roof and the white glazed terracotta block walls project a loosely Mediterranean image in this building. There are low angled buttresses at each corner, and the white glazed blocks are laid in a random fashion. A single service-bay exists to the side of the office, the windows are steel framed, and the building is topped by a chimney of domestic scale.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Conoco Service Station", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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