The Gas Station Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

The town of Clo­quet lies in north­ern Min­neso­ta along the St. Louis Riv­er. It has a pop­u­la­tion of rough­ly 11,000 res­i­dents, and sev­er­al of its most famous res­i­dents play for the NHL. The town also hap­pens to be home to the R.W. Lind­holm Ser­vice Sta­tion – a gas sta­tion designed by none oth­er than Frank Lloyd Wright.

In the ear­ly 1930s, Wright began devel­op­ing con­cepts for Broad­acre City, a city spread out to the point where it would be ‘every­where and nowhere,’ kind of like what we would even­tu­al­ly call ‘sub­ur­bia.’ The design for the Lind­holm gas sta­tion came direct­ly from this con­cep­tu­al project, and it was built in 1956. The sta­tion remains open and ful­ly oper­a­tional today, and it’s cur­rent­ly get­ting restored to its orig­i­nal con­di­tion. The video above gives you the best out­side view of the Wright cre­ation, and this sec­ond one gives you a clos­er look at some of the fin­er details.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling­wa­ter Ani­mat­ed

The Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Set

Gehry’s Vision for Archi­tec­ture

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