Quaker State Windmill

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Quaker State Windmill

National Historic Landmark -- Parkersburg, West Virginia -- Wood County

Commonly known as the Quaker State Windmill, this landmark 1928 building was first a Sterling Oil gas station that employed a fantasy design of architect George Nichols and its builder, Glen Reynolds, to attract customers. The unique building served for decades as a Quaker State station. The Windmill Restaurant opened there in 1995 and served classic American dishes, though it relocated in 2007 to a nearby shopping mall. The Pepper Mill Bistro, which served New Orleans-style food, operated out of the windmill but has since closed.

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