Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sad Year Here in Fox Lake for Old Gas Stations

This past week saw the destruction of an old gas station in Fox Lake, Illinois, that dates back to the 1930s.  It was located north of the town on US-12.  Most of the structure was nondescript, except for the tower which had an old light fixture that probably flashed.

From what I've heard, the original owner went to the Chicago World's Fair in the 1930s and was so impressed with the new art deco architecture that he had his new gas station built in that style.

The current owners had not been maintaining it and about a month ago we had noticed that the roof had collapsed.

About a year ago, another old station was torn down just a short distance from this one.  I found a picture of it, but not the one that was just torn down.  But I did find one that sort of resembles it.

Way Too Bad It It Was Done.  --RoadDog

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