Tuomy Hills Service Station - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 42° 15.571 W 083° 42.709
17T E 276320 N 4682151
Quick Description: The Toumy Hills Service station is currently a coffee shop and ATM.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2010 9:21:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM89VG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 4

Long Description:
An article on Ann Arbor Gas Stations (visit link) tells us:

"Houselike stations were especially popular, on the theory that they could blend with residential neighborhoods. Paul’s Service Station, built in 1930 at the northwest corner of Ann and Fourth, was done in Tudor style, complete with a brick facade and slate roof (partially obscured by a later cinder-block addition, the building is now Adam’s Garden of Eden). The prettiest local example has to be the 1927 Tuomy Hills station at Washtenaw and Stadium, which local architects Lynn Fry and Paul Kasurin designed for Bill and Kathryn Tuomy. Built of stone in a style reminiscent of an Irish gatehouse, it was so distinctive that a copy of it was displayed at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Today, owned by University Bank, it’s the city’s most elegant ATM."

An old issue of Washtenaw Impressions at hvcn.org/info/wchs/website/impressions.../impressions_198510o.pdf tells us:
"in the 1930's the younger Toumy's built the
picturesque fieldstone Tuomy Hills gas station down the road at the junction of Washtenaw and the "cutoff" (Stadium Boulevard). "
Street address:
2460 Washtenaw Ave.,
Ann Arbor, MI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Washtenaw

Year listed: 2000

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Commerce/Trade.

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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