market cproject team
john fluitt garden design associates
good egg dining group
Built in 1935, the Market C building was one of the original Phillips 66 service stations built along Route 66. Now an upscale take-out deli and catering company, the overall design approach was to blend the aesthetics of the historic building’s exterior with a fresh new interior with clean, open, and airy spaces. Low ceilings were removed for a loft-like space emphasizing the building’s volume from within. Simple but dramatic lighting was incorporated for both ambient- and task-oriented purposes.
Color schemes of the original service stations and period lighting fixtures were added to enhance the historic feel of the building. New glass panel overhead doors create an open storefront on the street/entry side and provide access to and from the catering kitchen in the rear of the building. A small copper-roofed bay window was restored near the entry door and a simple, lighted “welcome” sign was fabricated and installed where the original Phillips 66 logo light fixture once shone.
Design elements taken from iconic service stations were created for the building’s signs and lighting. The “C” sign serves as a bold visual marker in both daylight hours and at night with bright neon. Fabricated using sections of the original light poles, the lanterns installed over the original pump allude to the glass-topped gas pumps of times past and incorporate neon “filaments” reminiscent of incandescent bulbs.