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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Airplane Filling Station

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, September 8, 2018
1. Airplane Filling Station Marker
Inscription. In 1931 to tap the market newly created by the evolution of transportation and mobility of Americans, brothers Henry and Elmer Nickle of Powell, Tennessee, opened a gasoline filling station in the unusual shape of an airplane. The airplane is one of Tennessee's finest examples of mimetic design, a novelty type architecture, which takes the form of buildings that resemble the product sold there or some other novel design to attract drive-by customers. The Airplane Filling Station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
 
Erected 2018 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 131.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 0.449′ N, 84° 1.872′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Clinton Highway, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37921, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. UT RecSports Complex (approx. 5.1 miles away); In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse (approx. 5.3 miles away); Byington
Airplane Filling Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 8, 2018
2. Airplane Filling Station Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Knoxville College (approx. 5.7 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters (approx. 5.8 miles away); Bleak House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Fountain City United Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of Fort Adair (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .  Airplane Filling Station. (Submitted on September 9, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
Airplane Filling Station image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 8, 2018
3. Airplane Filling Station
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By Tom Bosse, September 8, 2018
4. Airplane Filling Station
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By Tom Bosse, September 8, 2018
5. Airplane Filling Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 9, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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