Union 76 Gas Station

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Union 76 Gas Station
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Queue up some Dean Martin as you roll into this pump, and you’ll surely think you’ve stepped back into LA’s jetsetting midcentury heyday. Who knew gas stations could feel so nostalgic? Even if you’re not filling up, the 1965 station is a worthwhile field trip, particularly at night when its elegant, peeled back roofline is aglow. Originally intended to be built near LAX, this swooping, spaceship-like design comes from Gin Wong, the same architect behind the airport’s Theme Building.

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Venue name: Union 76 Gas Station
Address: 427 N Crescent Dr
Beverly Hills
90210
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I love driving by this gas station. Do I ever stop? No, because it's always more expensive than every other station around it. But it's a beauty, and I hope they don't tear it down to build a coffee shop or something any time soon. Let's be real, though, it's probably a Pokémon gym at this point.

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If this wasn't a gas station anymore—if it was just a piece of Space Age architecture whose only job was to sit there and look pretty—this place would be perfect. But it's still a gas station, and the gas pumps up from the ground seemingly always at a dollar more than other stations.