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Merritt Parkway, (Northbound) Fairfield Service Station, Abutting South side of Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT



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B&W Photos

HB264761
View Of Service Station Looking West.

HB264762
View Of Service Station Looking East.

HB264763
Front Elevation Of Service Station.


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Item Title


Location
Abutting South side of Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-136
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-86).
Building/structure dates: 1941 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1958 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1988 subsequent work
Significance: The service stations of the Merritt Parkway illustrate the Connecticut Highway Department's policy of limiting private commercial development and conforming to aesthetic treatment sympathetic to a parkway setting. Built and owned by the state, these were, and continue to be, leased to private companies. Stylistically these Colonial Revival structures were influenced by the service stations of the Westchester County, New York, parkway system.

Subjects
Automobile Service Stations
Transportation


Related Names
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SERVICE STATION LOOKING WEST.
2. VIEW OF SERVICE STATION LOOKING EAST.
3. FRONT ELEVATION OF SERVICE STATION.


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