Frank Lloyd Wright’s Design for that Most Utilitarian Structure, the Service Station

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Finally, some pleasant news related (however tangentially) to the oil industry: <a title=”Minnesota Public Radio” href=”http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/08/06/wright_gasstation/?refid=0″ target=”_blank”>Minnesota Public Radio</a> and <a title=”MNSpeak” href=”http://www.mnspeak.com/mnspeak/archive/post-6035.cfm” target=”_blank”>MNSpeak</a> are celebrating the 50th anniversary of what might be America’s most aesthetically pleasing gas station–the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Lindholm Service Station in Cloquet, Minnesota.</p>
<p>This milestone inspired me to browse images of other Wright structures, whose practical designs and clean lines ensure a calming, refreshing effect on the viewer. You can browse his work at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s <a title=”website” href=”http://www.franklloydwright.org/” target=”_blank”>website</a> and view a <a title=”list” href=”http://www.franklloydwright.org/index.cfm?section=tour&action=publicsitelist” target=”_blank”>list</a> of the many public sites designed by the architect, in case you want to see one up close.</p>
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<i>Image by <a href=”http://flickr.com/photos/55684161@N00/”>Elkman</a>, licensed by <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en”>Creative Commons</a>.</i>
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