St. Louis, Missouri: Flying Saucer Building

Originally a gas station, then a taco stand, the ultra-modern Googie-style saucer-shaped building is now a coffee shop.
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.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Flying Saucer Building

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The BillikenThe Billiken, St. Louis, MO - < 1 mi.
Demo ManDemo Man, St. Louis, MO - < 1 mi.
Whispering ArchWhispering Arch, St. Louis, MO - 1 mi.
In the region:
Budweiser Brewery Tour, St. Louis, MO - 3 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

November 23, 2017

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Missouri Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Ruby City Museum, Franklin, North Carolina (Nov 20-26, 2017)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now