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Saturday, July 14, 2012
The memory of the petrol station & garage
Local petrol stations once dotted the urban landscapes of towns and cities, but they are becoming a rare sight as we move into the 21st century. These example is within the Launceston central business district. Whilst it's original use as a petrol station seized quite some time ago, it's great to see the original Post War design fabric still in-tact. The overhang at the entry and the square windows of the garage are all period examples that tell a story of a petrol station style that was so common and is becoming a rare sight. The original billboard mast also still remains intact. This station is for sale, it will be interesting to see if the period features remain intact.