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Bimjo

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The service station, not the scandal (google it), though they are related. Built in the 1920s as a protest on the scandal, the service station served as a working gas station for many years. Once relocated due to highway construction, it may be moved again by the new owners into the town of Zillah, WA to preserve the structure. It is on the National Historical Register and is listed as endangered.

Here it is.
NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    21mm    f/4.5    1/1250s    ISO 100


A tad worse for the wear, which is why they want to move it into town.
NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    23mm    f/4.5    1/2000s    ISO 100


It's been a little while since they actually pumped any gas.
NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    23mm    f/4.5    1/2000s    ISO 100


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Very nice and interesting structure and your beautiful shots reflect it. Thanks. I don't know why they stopped building these:)
 

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No idea why they stopped building stuff like this. Sorta like all those great unique burger places that no longer exist. Kinda sad actually. I hope they are able to get this moved and refurbished to its former glory.
 

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That service station is lovely... I hope they move it to preserve that structure...
Good shots!
 

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That service station is lovely... I hope they move it to preserve that structure...
Good shots!
Me too. Interestingly, as I was researching this I found out that during the first move a car ran into the building and it had to be almost totally rebuilt. Originally there was a Port Cochere thing over the door out to the pumps that didn't make the move.
 

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Me too. Interestingly, as I was researching this I found out that during the first move a car ran into the building and it had to be almost totally rebuilt. Originally there was a Port Cochere thing over the door out to the pumps that didn't make the move.
Interesting... Thanks for the information...
 

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Now you don't see one of those very often! Great shots..... I haven't seen any
gas stations for months with my Chevy Volt. Love driving electric.....
Nope, not every day. Too bad though, this sort of stuff was once pretty common. Along with teepee/log cabin motels & the like.

So, just how much electricity does the electric tank hold anyway? (spoofing the Volt commercial)
 

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Me too. Interestingly, as I was researching this I found out that during the first move a car ran into the building and it had to be almost totally rebuilt. Originally there was a Port Cochere thing over the door out to the pumps that didn't make the move.
I'm glad it's going to be relocated and preserved - including the old pumps I hope.
 

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