Bryce Canyon National Park in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Post-War Service Station
In 1924, when the park was first established, visitors for that year totaled 17,213. A remote locale, poor access, limited on-site accommodations, and few car owners allowed only the elite and the adventurous to come to Bryce Canyon. Twenty years later, this scenario would be quite different.
This Standard Oil service station, completed in 1948, was Bryce Canyon's response to its growing popularity. Tourists and their cars had increased by a factor of ten. As another twenty years passed, the concern of traffic congestion and the growing number of service stations outside of the park rendered the station obsolete. The station was closed in 1988, but is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a testament to the past and the ever-changing future.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 37° 37.752′ N, 112° 10.01′ W. Marker is in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, in Garfield County. Touch for map. Service station and marker are on a paved park road, about 1000 feet NNE of Bryce Canyon Lodge and about 1200 feet WNW of Sunrise Point. Marker is in this post office area: Bryce UT 84764, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeling through the Years (here, next Bryce Canyon Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Streetscape (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bryce Amphitheater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. ¾ mile away); Tropic Pioneers (approx. 4½ miles away); Bryce Airport (approx. 4.6 miles away); Loseeville (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryce Canyon National Park.
Regarding Post-War Service Station. The Utah Parks Company Service Station is referenced as Bryce Canyon National Park Historic Structure (HS) 117 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with ID# 95000426.
Also see . . .
1. Service Station National Register Nomination. (Submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bryce Canyon National Park. (Submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.