Indiana, between North and South A, and 3rd to 10th Streets.
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Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond:
A Walking Tour
Pure Oil Service Station - 1930's
801 North "A"
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.
This is the web-based incarnation of a brochure originally published in
2010. While the history is still
very valuable, other information may no longer be accurate.
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