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Property Name Esso Standard Oil Service Station
Reference Number 15000287
State Arkansas
County Pulaski
Town Little Rock
Street Address 1600 W. 3rd Street
Multiple Property Submission Name Arkansas Highway History and Architecture, 1910-1965
Status Listed 1/8/2016
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000287.pdf
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The Esso Standard Oil Service Station, located at the corner of West 3rd Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, is being nominated under Criterion C, with local significance, as an example of a mid-twentieth century box-type gas station constructed in the International style. The filling station, built in 1957, embodied American car culture and filled a need in the community. It is one of the few service stations clad in baked-enamel within the downtown Little Rock area. The Esso Standard Oil Service Station exhibits the classic design floorplan of filling and service stations during the mid-century period. The storefront glazing system and the baked enamel siding illustrates the use of experimental materials popular in Mid-Century Modern commercial architecture.

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Arkansas Highway History and Architecture, 1910-1965 cover http://focus.nps.gov/NRHP/AssetDetail?assetID=f5273a78-fa30-428c-862c-fb5072a960be

 

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