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Property Name Alois F. Mulach Service Station
Reference Number 13000537
State Missouri
County St. Louis Independent City
Town St. Louis
Street Address 2232 Thurman Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Auto-Related Resources of St. Louis, Missouri
Status Listed 7/23/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000537.pdf
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Thurman Station (preferred) is locally significant and eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C for ARCHITECTURE. Thurman Station is a one-story Streamlined Moderne service station at 2232 Thurman Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri built from the Standard Oil Company prototype introduced in the 1930s and used through the 1960s. The service station building meets the registration requirements for the Property Type: Service Stations established in the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) Historic Auto Related Resources of St. Louis, Missouri. Built by franchisee Alois F. Mulach in 1940, the building exemplifies the standard oblong box, porcelain enamel-clad gas station form that Standard Oil Company developed at the height of Streamlined Moderne gas station design. The building was expanded with a seamless addition in 1961, adding a service bay. The period of significance starts with the date_ of construction, l940 and runs through the year in which the addition was completed. The addition date coincides with widespread abandonment of streamlined porcelain enamel panel gas station architecture. The current owner has renamed the building Thurman Station.

 

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