Advocatemag.com oakcliff.advocatemag.com ZANG TRIANGLE Zang triangle: Preservation or discount beer and wine store? When a 1929 Humble Service Station at Zang and Beckley was about to be bulldozed, Michael Amonett — a third-generation Oak Cliff resident, past president of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League and dedicated preservationist — took to oakcliff.advocatemag.com to give all kinds of reasons why the building should be left standing. This humble service station is one of only two in the state of Texas. The Owner has said the building is ridden with asbestos and must come down. Asbestos became prominent in construction in the ’60s through the ’80s; it was not used in construction in the 1920s. The zang triangle is one of the few destinations in north oak cliff outside of bishop arts attracting visitors. The Success of places like spiral diner, campo and Jonathon’s have created yet another popular space to allow others to see a different view of Oak Cliff and all the things we are proud of. Why then would we want to infect one of these successful nodes with a cheap beerand- wine store? All of our success thus far has been housed in our historic architecture because most other areas of town no longer have any. We should hold out for real economic development, whether it comes in the form of new quality construction or the historic repurposing we are known for. At press time, the fate of the Humble service station was still uncertain. To read Amonett's full post, Vist oakcliff.advocatemag.com and search Humble. THE HUMBLE SERVICE STATION is No. 1 on the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s 2012 “Architecture at Risk” list. The full list will be unveiled at the league’s June general meeting, Monday, June 11, 7 p.m. at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont.
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