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Downtown Richmond, Indiana, between North and South A, and 3rd to 10th Streets.
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Original brochure produced by Center City Development Corporation.

Brochure Committee:
 · Lynn L. Johnstone
 · Greg Bottorff
 · Julie Dishman

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 · Sue King, Archivist
 · Doris Ashbrook, Reference Services

Wayne County Historical Museum:
 · Jim Harlan Director

This project was made possible by a grant from the Richmond Urban Enterprise Association.

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Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond:
A Walking Tour

Lingle Real Estate, Inc.
     Pure Oil Service Station - 1930's
801 North "A" Street

English Cottage Design (mid 1930s)

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.

Lingle Real Estate, 801 North A Street, Richmond, Indiana


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Note: 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.  Information updated by WayNet will be listed in this maroon color.
**COPYRIGHT NOTICE** for Walking Tour Information: Published in March 2010
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