Airplane Filling Station

Airplane Filling Station (HM2B9S)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37921 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.449', W 84° 1.872'

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In 1931 to tap the market newly created by the evolution of transportation and mobility of Americans, brothers Henry and Elmer Nickle of Powell, Tennessee, opened a gasoline filling station in the unusual shape of an airplane. The airplane is one of Tennessee's finest examples of mimetic design, a novelty type architecture, which takes the form of buildings that resemble the product sold there or some other novel design to attract drive-by customers. The Airplane Filling Station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
HM NumberHM2B9S
Year Placed2018
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 767582 N 3988856
Decimal Degrees36.00748333, -84.03120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.449', W 84° 1.872'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 26.94" N, 84° 1' 52.32" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6829 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville TN 37921, US
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