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DX Service Station

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c. 1922. Northeast corner of Borady and First Ave. N.
  • DX Service Station (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This tiny service station with a gable roof is sited at an oblique angle to the street. Pilasters of a sort define its corners, and a round medallion is centered within the gable. The do-it-yourself design is classical, dignified, and domestic in scale. The present sign, pumps, and lighting are somewhat new and bring the whole ensemble up to date. (A near twin to the station is a now deserted one located just west of Letts, Iowa, on route G40.)

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


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

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 143-143.

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