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Twentysix Repurposed Gasoline Stations

Twentysix Repurposed Gasoline Stations by photographs by Peter A. Calvin
with apologies to Ed Ruscha and Jeff BrouwsNot long ago, gasoline stations were service stations. They were places that not only sold gasoline, but that also repaired your car, sold tires and batteries, and even supplied maps for your trips at no charge. The station owner’s name was over the office door, and though the big sign on the corner said Gulf or Sunoco, it was his business.Today, with few exceptions, we pump our own gas. If we interact with someone at the gas station, it is to buy drinks, snacks, cigarettes or lottery tickets. Many of those former service stations provide the same services as before, they just don’t sell gas.

Peter A. Calvin

Collumns Magazine.


An image I made for GSR-Andrade Architects of the Balch Springs Middle School appears in the fall issue of AIA Dallas’ Collumns magazine.

Images in Texas Architect

Watermark Community Church, designed by Omnoplan

Texas Architect has published images I made of the Watermark Community Church for Omniplan in a portfolio of religious facilities. (page 66 of the March/April 2010 issue)