Gas Stations of the 1950s

There is no denying that life can be art.  This was especially the case during the booming fifties when car design was not considering to be a laughing matter. It was a time when oil & gas companies were still creating wonderful modernist architectural gas stations. Take this Mobil Gas Station in Anaheim California for example. It was designed by Smith & Williams Architects for Mobil Gas in 1956. Photographed by Julius Shulman.