Reed-Niland Corner

Reed-Niland Corner - Historic Register Property

City of Colo

Colo, Iowa

Located at the intersection of two historic highways – the Lincoln Highway and the Jefferson Highway – the Historic Register listed property – Reed/Niland Corner “One-Stop” presents an extraordinary opportunity for a vivid demonstration of important features of the commercial roadside in the early years of automobile travel.

The “One-Stop” is one of three last remaining instances of where the historic combination of a gas station, restaurant, and motel unit is still standing along the Old Lincoln Highway as it stretches across the United States.  K/O completed the restoration and renovation of this unique historic property.  Creating a snapshot into the 1930’s with an accurate restoration of the interior and exterior of the Gas Station, a fun and educational user experience within the Lincoln Highway Museum, and along the outside Interpretive Park & Walkway.


2 acre interpretive park


Cultural + Institutional, Repurpose + Restore


June 6, 2006