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Liebler-Rohl Gasoline Station - OU0466

 A National Register of Historic Places location.

Hidden by  GOF

N 42° 53.960' W 78° 39.954' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 20 April 2012
 Date Created: 20 April 2012
 Last Modified: 27 April 2012
 Waypoint: OU0466

 


{{found}} 6 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
3107 Visitors
6 x Rated
Rated as: Good
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From http://www.lancasterpast.com This building was built in the mid-1930s by contractor John D. Rademacher. A leading western New York State builder, Rademacher and his sons were responsible for the construction and repair of many important building throughout the region. During the Depression, this station represented a much smaller job than those with which the Rademacher firm was generally associated. The business was operated by the Lieblers and later by the Rohls. The station retained its original use into the 1960s. It was later adapted as a gift shop and at the time of writing serves as a seasonal ice cream shop. The Liebler-Rohl Gasoline Station was built at a time when the automobile had become entrenched in the scene of American transportation. This particular station bridges the architectural gap between the picturesque gasoline stations of the late 1920s and early thirties and the era of the box stations of industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague, which often incorporated Streamline Moderne massing and detailing. It is characteristic of the type of high-style stations that replaced ramshackle gas shacks in the wake of nationwide competitions sponsored in 1927 by Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the Art Center of New York, the American Civic Association, and the Adolph Goebel Company.

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1 12 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

Cool  3400th overall cache find AND my 100th OpenCaching.US find!  Cool

Looks like a great place, between its history and it's current use.  I'll definitely need to get back by to celebrate, when they're open.

After grabbing this one, it was finally time to head "home" to my hotel for the night.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

 

1 10 July 2012 havocgeo Found it

Stopped for a quick grab and some ice cream today.

1 17 June 2012 Rayman Found it

Yuck made me stop here since it was on the way to our next destination. They weren't open yet, but someone was inside as the back door was open. I was fully expecting them to come out and question what we were doing, but fortunately that didn't happen. I knew all about the history of this place from back in my waymarking days, since this place is on the National Register of Historic Places. Nice to come back and see it's still in business too. TFTC.

1 27 May 2012 Mr.Yuck Found it

I was in town with a large Northtowns contingent, and HavocGeo, who is not part of the Northtowns contingent, but she's OK, I suppose. I had to leave them though, because it was Memorial Day weekend, and my yard looks like crap, and I'm lucky Mrs. Yuck allowed me to come out this way for even 2 1/2 hours of caching. I found this after I left them, and it was the only one I had time for. I shall return in a few weeks though, after I qualify for Mick's 366 Day Challenge effective the middle of June.

Yeah, I've seen several of this style of historic gas station, but only one other one in Metro Buffalo, in North Tonawanda, and it's considerably larger. Definitely cool, thanks for pointing it out! I actually didn't buy anything from the Ice Cream shop proper, but I  bought a soda from their machine. TFTC.

1 28 April 2012 Sabrefan7 Found it

1st find for the beer bbq and bit cache day. I found 21 out of 22 plus 1 froggy cache. I have to tell you once again how much I enjoyed my day.
A great tour and and fun event with good food, good caching friends and a few brews to wash it down. I am truly looking forward to going after the rest and am planning on putting out a few of my own. The BIT cache offers you a chance to visit an interesting place that may not be suitable for a physical cache.