Friday, August 22, 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station - 1955 Studebaker Champion

Here's a great article and even better photographs from the Racine, Wisconsin Journal Times about Frank Lloyd Wright's Gas Station design.

"The service station features a dramatic thirty-foot cantilevered, copper-covered canopy that projects north past the second floor lounge, or waiting room, and the bathrooms that are over the office. The lounge is glass-enclosed on three sides. There are skylights in the garage. Building codes precluded Wright from adding the overhead gas lines featured in his original concept. Wright had wanted motorists to be able to drive without having to navigate around conventional fuel pumps."

Read the full article on the Racine, Wisconsin Journal Times.

photographs © Mark Hertzberg

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