The Pure Oil Company realized they might garner a better share of the gasoline market if their stations had a distinctive theme. In the mid–1920s they recruited New Orleans architect C.A. Peterson who came up with the "English Cottage" design for their stations. From the vantage point of the motorist wheeling past, the pleasant trappings of the roadside house conjured up welcome feelings of friendliness.
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Original brochure produced by Center City Development Corporation.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Richmond Urban Enterprise Association.
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