The Cottage type station represents efforts by gasoline companies to build stations compatible with residential neighborhoods. The stations featured steeply pitched side-gabled roofs, gabled entries, multi-light office windows, and sometimes even massive chimneys, though strictly as non-functioning decoration. Cottage stations were built in large numbers all across Colorado in the 1920s.
Later Cottage stations often featured free-standing automobile service buildings, or had attached service bays in the character of a house and garage.
Tudor stylistic elements graced some Cottage stations. Half-timbering filled the gables.