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



B&W Photos

HB264504
Perspective View Of The Northbound Service Station.

HB264505
Detail View Of Clock And Dormer.


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Item Title


Location
Abutting South side of Merritt Parkway, Greenwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-131
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-81).
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 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
Dunkelbeger, George L.
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE NORTHBOUND SERVICE STATION.
2. DETAIL VIEW OF CLOCK AND DORMER.


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