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Cedar Rapids 2nd Avenue SE Automobile Row Historic District

The Sinclair Service Station building, located at 800 3rd Avenue SE, is counted as a contributing resource to the Automobile Row Historic District. The property is a one-story, 1,232-square foot brick construction with a small, non-historic, wood frame addition on the south.

The building is situated on the northeast corner of the intersection of 3rd Avenue SE and 8th Street SE with a deep setback on the south and the west designed to allow for access to the building’s vehicular bays, pass- through traffic across the corner, and customer parking. The setback area is now paved, with the paved lot stretching to the building’s north side.

The building was constructed in ca.1923 on a site that had been occupied by a residence. The building functioned as a service station through ca.1947. Beginning in 1953 the property served as the used car lot and repair shop for Schamberger Motors, which had its main dealership southwest across 3rd Avenue (717 3rd Avenue SE). It is likely during this period when the addition was made to the original building. http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000749.pdf

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