Merritt Parkway, (Northbound) Fairfield Service Station, Abutting South side of Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT
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Abutting South side of Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
Automobile Service Stations
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF SERVICE STATION LOOKING WEST.
2. VIEW OF SERVICE STATION LOOKING EAST.
3. FRONT ELEVATION OF SERVICE STATION.
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