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23 February 2006 Peg Price

Double Cantilevered Phillips 66

This is a rare example of the flying wedge style that was once so popular along America's highways.
I'd been looking for this station all over town and spotted it on the way to the Tucson Rodeo Parade.
My double good fortune.
The entire lot is apparently for sale so it may not be around much longer.

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Guest 25-Jul-2008 19:23
What a wonderful building! I remember the first time I saw it, a friend and old building lover and I were driving around and we stopped and looked in the windows. We fantasized about buying it (I even talked to the agent who was a really nice guy) and turning it into a 50's style diner, making the bays in back into the main part with a counter in the front. Last time I drove by, not too long ago, it looked like it was turned into some kind of a car repair place. I'm just glad it's still here. I think the one on Broadway, if it's the one I'm thinking of, is a used car place. At least they saved the places.
John Falkenstine10-Dec-2006 02:41
Once upon a time there were a fair number of these stations in town. This one on Benson Highway and another one on Broadway are the only remaining ones. As a former Garage owner I once thought of renting the one on Broadway. They were very well designed and well-built, with large repair bays, and good office spaces, nice for socializing and customers. Unfortunately, this part of town has no economic base of any kind to support a service station/garage type business. My own shop was down the street and one night druggies attacked the cars with axes. Shortly afterward, I closed down, mothballed the tools(1979) and got out of the car business.