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.

Address:
212 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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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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