Ron’s Service Station in Centerville, Utah.

Built in 1960, is locally significant as an early and architecturally significant example of the Phillips Petroleum Company’s “New Look” service station design in the 1960s. Construction on the building was completed just a few months after a wind storm destroyed the Randalls’ first Phillips 66 station at the same location. The Phillips Petroleum Company provided the design for the new service station, the prototype for Phillips 66’s “New Look” based on designs produced by the company’s architect, Clarence Reinhardt. All of Reinhardt’s variations included an upwardly canted triangular canopy, a design influenced by the fins found on automobiles and rockets of the time period. Ron’s Service Station, built in the spring of 1960, appears to have been one of the earliest examples. Although the Phillips 66 Company built over 3,000 similar service stations in the 1960s, Ron’s Service Station in Centerville has exceptional historic integrity and continues in use as a service-repair station, although the fuel pumps have been non-functioning since 1998.

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