A historic 1940s-era Texaco gas station in Silver Lake will be relocated for maintenance and turned into a concessions stand and bike rental-repair shop, Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell announced Wednesday.

“We are saving the Texaco gas station and bringing it back to life in a creative, useful way,” O’Farrell said. “This preservation plan underscores my belief that we can evolve into the future without sacrificing our cultural heritage.”

The nonprofit River LA, the new owner of the structure, is working to identify locations along the Los Angeles River to determine a permanent home for the building.

“River LA sees this project as an opportunity to create a much needed Los Angeles River amenity to offer concessions, recreational opportunities and serve as an informational hub for community members,” said Ed Reyes, the executive director of River LA.

The gas station was identified by Survey LA as eligible for listing on the national, state and local historic registers.

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