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Canute Service Station

Southwest corner of Main and Route 66, Canute




The Canute Service Station is a one-story, rectangular shaped, stuccoed building with an extended canopy. Like other service stations, it played an essential role in the commerce of Route 66, providing services to local customers and travelers along America's Main Street. Also, the station is an excellent example of the Southwestern adaptation of the Art Deco architectural style known as Pueblo Deco. The style was heavily influenced by the Native American and Hispanic cultures in a streamlined, Moderne design. Characteristics of the style found at the Canute Service Station include a stucco exterior wall with a wide variety of southwestern motifs. At each corner of the building and at each corner of the canopy are castellations alternating with triangular pediments capped with tile coping.