Dirt excavated on the site for the burial of gasoline tanks was used to create a form atop which a concrete dome was poured a part of the design for a most unusual but functional gasoline service station in Louisiana. The use of earth excavations was an economical process for the fashioning of the concrete dome in that it saved considerable and expensive carpenter work. Unquestionably, a new day is dawning for concrete as a building material when its beauty and versatility can be used to help promote the occupant's business. Moreover, the dramatic design success and economies of workmanship illustrated by this gas station job amply demonstrate that the novel approach to concrete constructin is by no means the monopoly of a chosen few.