R.W. Lindholm Service Station: AKA Frank Lloyd Wrights Gas Station
Route 45 and Route 33 , Cloquet, MN, USA
R.W. Lindholm Service Station: AKA Frank Lloyd Wrights Gas Station Cloquet Reviews
The only gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Jun 17, 2008
The only gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was built in 1956 and the idea was essentially totally de-centralized American urban landscape; though this didn't happen any where else.
"Watch the little gas station.... In our present gasoline service station you may see a crude beginning to such important advance decentralization; also see the beginning of the future humane establishment we are now calling the free city. Wherever service stations are located naturally these so often ugly and seemingly insignificant features will survive and expand. [The new city]... is all around us in the haphazard making, the apparent forces to the contrary notwithstanding. All about us and no plan. The old order is breaking up"
- Frank Lloyd Wright, 1930
Too bad his vision didn't happen for the rest of the country and stay here in this little building that could. The structure does stand out and is very eye catching. But the paint is peeling and the upkeep is very dismal. Up where the restrooms are there's a lounge with 2 chairs just scattered haphazardly... the floor is red, but with the dust on it you can't really tell the brightness of it. There is a lot of potential if there were to be a rennovation of some sort.
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