Neutra / Norwalk

Norwalk Service Station (1947) by Richard Neutra in Bakersfield, California. The client was Frank Davis, who commissioned Neutra to build a house for him in Bakersfield a decade earlier. See that here and here.
Source: Neutra. Complete Works by Barbara Lamprecht, Peter Gössel

The outline of the original building is still there, sort of.

Source: Arts & Architecture 

That Jiffy Lube sign doesn't quite cut it compared to that jetting Norwalk sign.

I wonder why they didn't go with the classic Neutra "spider legs" that were shown in the original rendering?
Source: Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture: A Biography and History By Thomas S. Hines

Source: Arts & Architecture 

What a shame