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Petrified-Wood Gas Station, Decatur, TX

Resembling a gas station from The Flintstones, this garage was built by local businessman C. F. Boydston in 1927, then covered in petrified wood a decade later. The kitschy approach to architecture was surprisingly common for “auto camps” (the precursor to motels) in the early 20th century. As a result, the gas station (now the Whistle Stop Café) is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. —Adam McCulloch

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