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Dunkle's Gulf Service Station

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1933, Edward Joseph Weber. W. Pitt St. at West St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • Dunkle's Gulf Service Station (HABS)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Dunkle's was designed by Pittsburgh-based Edward Weber, who became known for his Art Deco designs ( AL103). This small, cream-colored gas station, faced with terra-cotta tile, was built to service the traffic on U.S. 30. It has two colorful bands of decorative tile and vibrant signage. It is a fine example of Art Deco, and has the varied roofline, geometric patterns, and colors characteristic of the style.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Dunkle's Gulf Service Station", [Bedford, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 377-377.

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