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St. Louis, Missouri: Flying Saucer Building

Originally a gas station, then a taco stand (the Del Taco Saucer), the ultra-modern Googie-style building is now a coffee shop and Mexican restaurant.

212 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO
West side of midtown. On the east side of S. Grand Blvd, at Forest Park Ave., just north of I-64 exits 37A or B.
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Flying Saucer Building

Originally built as a Phillips 66 gas station in 1967, this beautiful example of mid-century modernism escaped demolition in 2012. Known as the Del Taco Saucer, the building now houses Starbucks as well as a Chipotle restaurant.

[Tori Armstrong, 07/07/2018]

Flying saucer building.

Phillips 66 Flying Saucer

This old Phillips 66 gas station has been refurbished, and now has a Starbucks in it and other retail.

[Lauren Meyers, 06/03/2013]

Built in the mid-1960s, the "spaceship building" was slated for demolition by a greedy developer until it was saved by local preservationists.

Spaceship building.

Spaceship Building

Originally a gas station, then a taco shop. It stood empty for years and was nearly demolished. Preservation efforts saved it and it just reopened as a Starbucks.

[Jim L, 09/30/2012]

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