Avant's Cities Service Station - El Reno, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie
N 35° 31.895 W 097° 57.310
14S E 594723 N 3932498
Quick Description: The Art Deco building was constructed in 1933 as a service station for Cities Service Company to fuel automobiles traveling on U.S. Route 66. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2022 12:58:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM15N2X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
The Art Deco building was constructed in 1933 as a service station for Cities Service Company to fuel automobiles traveling on U.S. Route 66. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Avant's Cities Service Station is designed in the Art Deco style; the building also features Moderne influences. The station was originally built with an office and a service bay; the original service bay was eventually converted to office space, and four additional service bays were added to the north end of the building. The concrete building features a flat roof with a zig-zag parapet rising to a peak at the center of the original office section's roof line. Stepped pilasters marked by vertical lines frame the central window below the parapet; additional pillars adjoin the office's door, which is located in the original bay. The station's appearance reflects the design standards of Cities Service, which promoted Moderne styles and allowed individual owners more say in station design. These practices contrasted with most of the company's competitors, who preferred more familiar domestic designs. To promote Cities Service, the station was originally painted white with green trim and featured the company's logo under the parapet; a recessed circle and empty light socket still mark the location of the logo.

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Style: Art Nouveau

Structure Type: Commercial/Retail

Architect: A. D. Connelly

Date Built: 1933

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