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A Gasoline Filling Station in Fashionable Architectural Garb
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TitleA Gasoline Filling Station in Fashionable Architectural Garb
AbstractIllustration and caption about the aesthetically disguised gasoline station built by the Standard Oil Company at 62nd Street Terrace and Brookside Boulevard and designed by architect John Van Brunt.
NotesOut at Sixty-second Street Terrace and Brookside Boulevard there is going to be a practical demonstration that there is no inherent necessity of a gasoline filling station being an ugly blot on the landscape. Up to this time gasoline stations in Kansas City have graded in ornamental qualities somewhere between a barber shop pole and one of the street railway company's yellow cars. Now the Standard Oil Company is going to try the experiment of selling gasoline from a station in keeping architecturally with the residence district about it. The filling station that is to occupy a small parked space has been designed by John Van Brunt, architect, somewhat along the lines of an English cottage. There will be an appropriate landscape setting, while to this air of neatness will be added uniformed attendants, whose white suits will be daily laundered.
DateApril 9, 1916
SourceThe Kansas City Star
Local SubjectGasoline Stations
Van Brunt, John
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID120512
CONTENTdm number26582
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