18 July 2016

Hubcap Heaven

Mel's Tires, Florence, SC 
This one is a favorite from my Quirky, SC files. 
Mel's Tires in Florence, SC is a hubcap wonderland! 
Read the story here: Mel's Tires a Florence Landmark
I love it, love it, love it. 

Of architectural interest is the building itself. The Pure Oil Company built its gas stations in the 30's and 40's in a Tudor Revival style, attempting to blend with the residential neighborhoods in which they were built. This example still has the original circular blue enamel sign above the entrance, echoing the shape and size of the hundreds of hubcaps hanging on the building.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Looks like they're serious about collecting!