Bena, Minnesota: Big Winnie Store: 1932 Crazy Gas Station

Bavarian architecture on a pagoda-style 1932 gas station and store. Supposedly designed by Frank Lloyd Wright while he was in Bena on vacation.
1510 US Hwy 2 NE, Bena, MN
North edge of town, on the north side of US 2 at its intersection with Hwy 8/1st Ave.
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Big Winnie Store.

Big Winnie Store

Bavarian architecture on a pagoda-style gas station and store. The Big Winnie has been around since the 1930s and is a classic stop on Highway 2. The store also has a campground and cabins to rent. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Painted in bright red, white, and blue.

[BS Meyer, 09/05/2013]

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