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Gas N' Go
Ashtabula, OH
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

Some of the space age architecture resemble space ports and flying saucers. Imagine driving down the street at night on your way to the neighborhood food store and catching a glimpse of a flying sauce out of the corner of your eye. Unfortunately, at least in the case of this saucer, it can no longer happen. The Gas n' Go gas station has been demolished. This Gas N' Go in Ashtabula, OH originally opened in 1966. Ray Keyes was the architect. See other Midwest Gas Stations at Petrol Pumps Midwest.

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on Googie Architecture.

 

 

Par King Golf
Morton Grove, IL
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Here's a shot of what looks to be a mini golf course in Morton Grove. The front entrance sign for the Par King is a roadside delight.

 

 

Bank
Mt. Clemens, MI
Photo courtesy Dave Dudek

Here's a classic mid-century bank building from Mt. Clemens, MI, complete with swoopy frame and lots of glass.

 

 

Bank One
Columbus, OH
Photo and info courtesy Michael Sekeres

This dome drive-through is a Bank One branch which has two drive through windows, a walk-up window and an ATM, no lobby.

From the looks of things, this bank also looks like a 60's space port- a fine find out in Columbus.

 

 

Papa's Pancake House
Indianapolis, IN
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

Check out the roofline on Papa's Pancake House in Indiana.This Indianapolis institution has been around since at least 1971. 03-07

 

 

Sharkey's Bar and Restaurant
IN
Photo and info courtesy Emily Steele

Indiana is also home to Sharkey's Bar and Restaurant. This location may no longer be operating. 03-07

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church
Zilwaukee, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Check out this googie delight of a mid-century modern church. Located in Zilwaukee, MI, this church looks like a space ship, a space port, or landing pod depending on the angle. 07-09

(Near right) This MCM church looks ready to blast off

(Far right) Check out the amount of glass used in the structure as well as the upswept roofline

 

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