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Adams Square Gas Station

 
 
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By Craig Baker, September 4, 2019
1. Adams Square Gas Station Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1936 by Richfield Oil Corporation. Rare surviving example of a streamline moderne gas station, significant for its association with the development of Southern California car culture.
 
Erected 2015 by City of Glendale. (Marker Number 111.)
 
Location. 34° 7.949′ N, 118° 14.531′ W. Marker is in Glendale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Palmer Avenue and South Adams Street, on the left when traveling south. In Adams Square Mini Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 East Palmer Avenue, Glendale CA 91204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Somerset Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Korean Comfort Women Statue (approx. one mile away); Glendale Station Clock (approx. 1.1 miles away); Barack Obama 83 (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Mulholland (approx. 2 miles away); Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz
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By Craig Baker, September 4, 2019
2. Adams Square Gas Station Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Homeland (approx. 2.4 miles away); Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Regarding Adams Square Gas Station. When the residents of Adams Square wanted to add a gathering space of their own, they were confronted with an abandoned 1936 Streamline Moderne gas station which had been out of use since the 1980s. Rather than tear it down and build a park from scratch, Glendale refurbished the station and incorporated it into the design of the new park.
 
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Adams Square Gas Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 4, 2019
3. Adams Square Gas Station
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By Craig Baker, September 4, 2019
4. Adams Square Gas Station
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By Craig Baker, September 4, 2019
5. Adams Square Gas Station
Adams Square Mini Park sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 4, 2019
6. Adams Square Mini Park sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Last updated on October 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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