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Service Station (now Jimbo's Bait and Tackle)

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now Jimbo's Bait and Tackle
c. 1930. Corner of 5th Ave. N.W. and 6th St. N.W.

The body of this former gasoline service station is reminiscent of a somewhat flattened milk carton with eight sides. The canopy covering the pump area is supported by two truncated piers. Its prime eye-catching feature is the small windmill projecting from the upper neck of the “milk carton.”

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Service Station (now Jimbo's Bait and Tackle)", [Le Mars, 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, 482-482.

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