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Violet Ray Gasoline Station, 799 Alma Street, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, CA



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Item Title


Location
799 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2069
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-126).
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1945 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1973 subsequent work
Significance: This 1929 service station complex in Palo Alto is representative of the Spanish Colonial Revival commercial style, which has been popular in California and is rapidly disappearing. The Violet Ray service station consists of the gas station and two automotive service buildings with its white stucco buildings and red-tiled roofs of low pitch. Automotive repairs are still done in the service buildings. The gas station has been recycled as a commercial space.

Subjects
Stores & Shops
Automobile Service Stations
Automobile Repair


Related Names
Lindgreen & Swinkerton
Pringle, A. M.
General Petroleum Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH
2. SOUTHEAST FRONT
3. SOUTH CORNER
4. SOUTHWEST FRONT
5. GABLE DETAIL


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