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He Even Designed Modern Gas Stations

This small town service station outside of Duluth may stand as an outlier among Wright’s many commissions, but its unmistakably his, from the copper cantilevered canopy to the glassed-in observation deck. Created with prefab construction and expansion in mind, the station supposedly drew from earlier sketches and ideas Wright had for gas pumps at his proposed Broadacre development. The initial plans even propose hoisting the gas pumps overhead to create a service area free from impediments, a creative but unworkable solution due to building codes. 

Photo by Eugene D. Becker  Modern Master: Frank Lloyd Wright by Matthew Keeshin from 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright
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