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Higgins Service Station, 2708 Virginia Avenue, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
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Northwest, Washington, DC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS DC-665
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: Built in the Domestic style, using rustic materials, Higgins Service Station was designed to complement the adjacent Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. Though this part of the parkway has lost some of its scenic quality, this filling station--one of the few building types permitted on such a road--reflects how these utilitarian structures were designed to blend with a natural setting; it is also one of the few rustic commercial structures in Washington D.C.
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Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARD VIRGINIA AVENUE
2. PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM VIRGINIA AVENUE
3. PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM VIRGINIA AVENUE
4. ELEVATION VIEW OF SOUTHWEST GABLE
5. HISTORIC VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO THE FRONT FACADE OF HIGGINS SERVICE STATION. PHOTOGRAPH AFTER 1935. MARTIN LUTHER KING LIBRARY.
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