Aug 2, 2009

Petrolane

I just found this photo from the mid fifties of a long gone building in the suburbs of N.O. It looks to be some kind of appliance showroom/cum filling station? How cool is this?! Nothing remotely as interesting there now, I'm afraid.



Petrolane, 1352 Jefferson Highway

from the wonderful reginonal modernism photostream.

5 comments:

ayem8y said...

It's like the LAX of New Orleans.

Colleen said...

Ooh ooh ooh. Love it! I clicked that link to the photostream & had to look away! Otherwise I'll be sucked in for hours.

Kim Hambric said...

I'm sure that a beige vinyl building would look far better than that! Or perhaps a gray cinderblock building with a red stripe. That architecture of yore just can't compare to the beauty of today's bunkers.

MJ said...

Is this one of Mean Dirty Pirate's "rest stops"?

Marshall said...

I drove by there recently. It's STILL a gas station - a now-shut-down-post-Katrina gas station in front of a shuttered Circle K.