Firestone Complete Auto Care, New Haven, CT

This blog doesn’t often cover vernacular structures directly tied to the automobile such as service stations or auto dealerships. One reason is that these sites are becoming increasingly rare finds in their original state. This Firestone dealership at 680 Chapel Street in New Haven by architect D. W. Goodwin displays a high level of integrity with its neon signage, original metal and glass display windows, and zig zag canopy. Even the garage bays to the right of the building (not pictured) look relatively untouched. The building was constructed in 1962 and sits just across the railroad cut from downtown. Due to the increased redevelopment of residential and commercial sites nearby including 360 State Street and a converted factory building across Chapel Street, this site could be endangered in the coming years.


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