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Gasoline Service Station

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1929. East side of US 61, on the Great River Rd., 11 miles south of the Burlington city limits

The Mediterranean or Spanish theme was frequently employed for gasoline service stations throughout the country from the mid1920s through the 1930s. This example is sheathed in cream-colored brick with touches here and there of red Mission-style tile roofs. The central office is treated as a tower, with arched windows below and round windows above.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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