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Repurposed Gas Stations in the South #726007
Tue Mar 05 2019 03:44 PM
Tue Mar 05 2019 03:44 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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Southern Living Magazine has an article about old gas station garages being used for other things, such as restaurants.

https://www.southernliving.com/culture/restored-gas-stations

And another you've probably seen before:
https://www.southernliving.com/news/gas-station-house-new-orleans

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Photo From garageonmarket.com in Louisville, Kentucky


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Re: Repurposed Gas Stations in the South [Re: Oldgas] #726020
Tue Mar 05 2019 05:57 PM
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That’s awesome, good to see the buildings being repurposed in such a cool way

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Re: Repurposed Gas Stations in the South [Re: Oldgas] #726040
Wed Mar 06 2019 12:13 AM
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That’s a cool article Jim.

Although Ford’s Garage restaurants are not repurposed buildings, I was fortunate enough to sell them a bunch of petroliana as decor. It’s neat seeing stuff I found “in the wild” in a nice restaurant.

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Re: Repurposed Gas Stations in the South [Re: Oldgas] #726077
Wed Mar 06 2019 11:33 AM
Wed Mar 06 2019 11:33 AM
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Jim, thanks for posting this article. It brings back a lot of good memories. I’ll never forget the day I received a call from Dr. Mildred Caudel to help with this project. It was great to see the support of the Athenians, that stood up to fight to save history and heritage of Athens Alabama.

After doing research at the Limestone County archives, we found out that this station was a prairie style design associated with Frank Lloyd Wright. For several years, this Gulf station sat abandoned, broken windows and decaying woodwork threatened demolition by neglect. With the help of the mayor’s office, preservation commission, and citizens of the community, these projects can make the dream a reality. To those who supported and invested the “SWEAT EQUITY “ in this endeavor, we owe great appreciation and gratitude.

I found these photos when the station was first constructed and when the cafe was added in the same architectural style. Jim, if I remember right, didn’t you put this in a calendar but I’m not sure how to find it. Help!

Thanks, Larry

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Re: Repurposed Gas Stations in the South [Re: Oldgas] #726081
Wed Mar 06 2019 11:59 AM
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Great historic photos, Larry. Thankful that you and others helped to save that classic station. Quite an accomplishment.

Yes, the photo you provided was a picture on our old monthly printable calendar back over a decade ago. You can click on "Pictures" near the top of this page and select the Old Gas Station Photo album to browse, or click the following link to go to Larry's picture directly.

http://gaspumps.info/gallery/v/photos/calendar/athensallarrynace.jpg.html


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Re: Repurposed Gas Stations in the South [Re: Oldgas] #726301
Sun Mar 10 2019 09:42 AM
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Jim, Thanks for helping find the calendar.

Re: Repurposed Gas Stations in the South [Re: Larry Nace] #726403
Sun Mar 10 2019 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry Nace
I found these photos when the station was first constructed and when the cafe was added in the same architectural style.


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