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This is the Most Iconic Gas Station in L.A.

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“Striking” and “architecturally significant” are words used to describe museums and prominent buildings…not a gas station. But here we have it! The Jack Colker’s 76 station is so special, it’s a must-see for locals, tourists, photographers and architecture enthusiasts alike. It’s the most iconic station in L.A.

Filling-up in Style
Located at the corner of Crescent Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, it’s an incredible site where customers can fill up on gas, snacks, and style. The station’s immense canopy strikes a chord with many visitors. It gives you a warm feeling of nostalgia yet this station is equipped to handle life’s modern conveniences, such as the My 76® mobile app and the Chase Pay® mobile app. Customers receive a 10¢/gallon rollback at the pump on every 2018 fuel transaction when they fill-up (up to 20 gallons) and pay using either app. Yet another reason to stop by and visit this classic station!

Show-Stopping Pit Stop
Given landmark status by the Beverly Hill City Council in May 2018, this station is the perfect example of Googie-style architecture and is applauded for being bold and ultramodern. Designed in 1960 by architect Gin Wong, it was originally intended to be part of the LAX complex and its airport ecosystem but when LAX opted out, the design went out for bid and it was built at another location. Thanks to its clean and simple lines, it hasn’t lost its cool, modern style.

A Sight at Night
At night is when the magic happens. The underlighting on the canopy glows brightly with the corners pulled back and pointing to the sky. Customers pull up to the pump and are at the red carpet of gas stations with bright lights shining down on them. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

Name: Jack Colker’s 76 station
Location: 427 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hill, CA
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Sources:
https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/story-behind-l-s-coolest-looking-gas-station/
https://www.laconservancy.org/locations/union-76-gas-station
https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/things-to-do/the-most-unique-gas-stations-in-los-angeles
https://la.curbed.com/2018/5/10/17341622/beverly-hills-gas-station-historic-landmark-googie-gin-wong
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/googie-architecture-of-the-space-age-122837470/

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