Last Stop for Gas: Palm Springs

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It’s exactly 111 miles from Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to the racquet club in downtown Palm Springs. For gas-thirsty cars of the 1960s, this classic Albert Frey-designed Enco gas station, with it’s cantilever roof built in 1965, was a welcome sight for movie stars arriving to the city for a secret getaway from Hollywood.

Highway 111 was as busy as ever when we made this photo, while the building lives on as the Palm Springs Visitor Center.

A must stop when visiting Palm Springs for lovers of interesting architecture.

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