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Property Name Pure Oil Station
Reference Number 13000186
State Illinois
County Kane
Town Geneva
Street Address 502 W. State Street, Geneva, IL
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/23/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Pure Oil Station in Geneva is listed as significant in the 1999 local architectural survey and has been preliminarily approved for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria C for architecture. Possessing a high level of integrity, it is an excellent example of the Tudor Revival style, especially as it was applied to commercial architecture in the early half of the 20th century. Furthermore, this Pure Oil Company Station and others of this period are significant not only as excellent examples of Tudor Revival but also as early illustrations of architecture used as commercial marketing technique.


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