Prefabricated enamel-panel-clad automobile service stations, like this slick Moderne building designed for Texaco by Walter Dorwin Teague, once abounded on the nation’s roadways. Their instant recognizably, of course, was their selling point. As more modern standardized stations have superseded the mid-century models, their increasing rarity bestows upon them an eye-grabbing status, especially among cutting-edge preservationists. What better location, then, for the home of a community-advocacy organization established in the early 1980s for this revitalizing area?
– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture