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Lindholm Station

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Thats very cool and well done. Nice work. Maybe some more photos of interior, some close ups would be nice.

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Thats a little different ! I agree with Cobra. A few more pics.

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I tried to add more pics, but couldn't do it. For more pics just go to my fb page (Melvin Jones) and check out the pics in the Lindholm Station album. Sorry for the trouble.

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Nice dio Melvin.

But what and where is "Lindholm Station". Is it a model of a real place?

More details please..... I don't have a FB account.

Tony

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There is about a million Melvin Jones on FB. Need better info. Post pics on photobucket and transfer them over to here. Anyway nice dio and we all would like to see more of it.

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I agree. The few pics here are just teezing us. Anyway you can post more and fill us in a bit on the background story?

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Tried to post more pics and just can't get it done. But, here goes again. the Lindholm Station is the only gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It still exists in Cloquet, Minn., and was used as a station until a few years ago. It actually was a rebuild of the existing station. Wright orginally wanted the gas hoses to come down out of the roof, and the cars be filled up "like a calf sucking it's mother" (His words). You will note that the roof is copper. Wright used that extensively. He liked the way it turned green when it oxidizes. 009.jpg

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Thanks for the explanantion. As a retired architect, I should have known more about Frank Lloyd Wright's work! Did you get plans from somewhere or just build the model by eye.

You did a great jpb!

Tony

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Thanks, Tony. I found the original floor plan in a book about FLW, and used it and the pics. The actual station is 2 bays, but I only had room for one on my board.

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Alrighty then !! Makes more since now. Nice job for eye ballin it and minimum info.

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That explains why it's so unique-looking and stylish. Neat piece of automotive architecture and a nice job on the model.

Charlie Larkin

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Any chans you could post a link or so to your facebook page, I tried to search but after going through a couple of hundred, I gave up. :(

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The station is still in business and I pass it everyday,,,,,very unique and one I want to tackle sometime.

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