Red Crown Gas pumps – Colo, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 01.356 W 093° 18.672
15T E 474236 N 4652332
Quick Description: Originally a Standard Oil Station at the intersection of historic Lincoln Highway and Jefferson Highway, the Niland Corner gas station now displays three Red Crown gas pumps.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 5/21/2011 12:30:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMBGZG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
Built in 1926 this Standard Oil Station was patronized by many who traveled the historic Lincoln Way. It has been commonly known as the Reed-Niland station since it is part of the corner businesses including Niland’s Café and the Colo Motel. It is also known as the L & J Service Station since it sits at the crossroads of the Lincoln Highway and Old Historic Jefferson Highway, the north-south road which runs from Winnipeg to New Orleans. The station also served as a Jefferson Lines bus stop.

Numerous plaques that share the history of these three businesses are placed around the grounds and lead to a small park behind the motel. One of the original concrete Lincoln Highway markers is there as well as a newer one. There is also a grouping of Burma Shave signs along the road.

The buildings on Niland’s Corner were donated to the city of Colo in 1999 and have been restored.
Gasoline Brand: Red Crown

Reproduction: no

Location: Outside

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