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Vickers service station added to the National Historic Register
The Standard station became the standard model of a gas station. Straightforward, simple, clean lines, it doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is. The odd double droop on Neutra's roofs is a distraction. If NORWALK was not part of Neutra's design, that's forgivable, but if it was to be that way, it is the 'clumsy' detail.
https://thecharnelhouse.org/2013/09/16/ ... usel-18193
That doesn't address composition, which either convinces or doesn't. I kinda like it. The sign seems essential . . .
https://arcspace.com/wp-content/uploads ... e-1933.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuns%27_I ... as_station
As cars move away from fossil fuel, it will become more common for stations to close. For the most part, deleting gas stations won't be tragic, but with this one, if an alternative use cannot be found, its demise would be.
On that same Wikipedia source, a photo of Farnsworth shows the entrance enclosed with a screened porch, a sad choice which has happily been rectified. At the left end of the photo (I believe that would be the south end of the house?) there is an interruption to the march of floor-to-ceiling glass panels, with what looks like a couple of vents. Is that original? I looked for a view of that faÃƒÂ§ade in the host of photos online, but could not find any other.