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Randy's Old Towne Service Station (Mac's Super Service Station)

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Mac's Super Service Station
1935. 501 S. Union St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

Sheathed in gold, white, green, and yellow terra-cotta tiles, this Art Deco neighborhood gas and service station remains sleek and shiny after seventy-five years. Its parapeted entrance is placed at a 45-degree angle to the rectangular structure and is accented by chevrons and topped by an anthemion. The words “washing,” “greasing,” “batteries,” and “tires,” displayed on a light-colored band of tile above individual service bays, advertise the goods and services available here.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Randy's Old Towne Service Station (Mac's Super Service Station)", [Traverse City, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 424-424.

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