11 Oct 2009, 11:50am

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Humble Oil station wins contest


The old Humble Oil station south of downtown San Antonio, discussed here earlier this week, has won the national “The Place Matters” contest!  The abandoned station, which I stumbled upon several years ago and found so impressive that I created a special sidebar page about it on my own site, was the winner among 12 finalists in the first-ever contest sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  According to Saturday’s Express-News article, the property’s current owner has no plans to tear-it down and, in fact, would like to see it restored.  Given its historical designation with the City, it is eligible for local and federal tax credits for restoration work.  Here’s hoping that someone will find a good use for it soon and restore it back to its former glory.


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