Standard Oil Red Crown Stations (page 1)

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There are about 24 of these Standard Oil "Red Crown" castle-style stations left. I don't know how many of them were originally built. The design was developed by Standard Oil of Indiana. These stations were built in the 1920s and 1930s. The buildings have beige glazed brick and red tile roof details. The roofline peaks make them instantly recognizable. Most of these remaining stations are in the Midwest, however, at least one was built as far west as Colorado.

These pages are organized alphabetically by state. If you know of any that are not shown here, regardless of condition and even if they no longer exist, I'd love to hear about them.

former Standard Oil station
Pueblo, CO
This former Standard Oil station appears to be vacant now. [map]

former Standard Oil station
Canon City, CO
This former Standard Oil station was built in 1930. It operated until 1979. In 1986, the building was housing a Little Caesars Pizza. It was used as a law office after that. The building now houses the office for the St. Cloud Hotel which is located across the street. [map]

former Standard Oil station
La Junta, CO
This former Standard Oil station now houses Lucy's Tacos. [map]

former Standard Oil station
Burlington, IA
This former Standard Oil station was built in 1934. It has been used as a residence since 1994. [top row of photos thanks Steve Leek] [map]

former Standard Oil station
Galesburg, IL
This former Standard Oil station housed the Denim & Pearls Boutique when these photos were taken in 2012. The building now houses Sprinkle & Spoon with ice cream and other desserts. [map]

former Standard Oil station
Vienna, IL
This former Standard Oil station has been vacant for many years. [map]

former Standard Oil station
Aurora, IL
This former Standard Oil station was occupied by Benton Auto Sales when this photo was taken in 2009. Another used car dealer occupies the site now. The building's tiles and trim have been returned to a more traditional rust color. [map]

More Illinois:
East St. Louis [map]

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