Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Greasing the skids
We are authors of a new book on Wisconsin featuring a guided tour of 59 of Wisconsin's vintage gas stations—from cottages to pagodas. We offer a spirited and nostalgic look at these historically significant examples of roadside architecture. Since their unremarkable beginnings as cheap shacks and curbside pumps, gas stations have taken many forms, worn many guises, and have been designed by some of Wisconsin’s most distinguished architects.
Our intent in creating this blog is to share the wealth of historic photos, classic advertisements, newspaper clippings, patent drawings and other gas station paraphernalia, that came our way over the course of preparing our book, Fill ‘Er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations. Top off your tank, and get ready for a sweet ride.