The building was torn down in 1998 and replaced by a parking lot. But the cupola from the gas station was saved through the efforts of Barbara Soifer, long-time owner of The Little Swiss House jewelry store. (Soifer was know as "the mayor of Washington Square" for her efforts to reshape and promote the neighborhood.)
Soifer's dream to restore the cupola was not realized before her death from cancer in 2009. But friends and neighbors saw her idea through to fruition, and the cupola was installed in 2010 on the Beacon Street median, across from the Fireplace, and dedicated in Soifer's memory on First Light 2011.
- "Barbara Soifer, fierce advocate for Washington Square, dies." Wicked Local Brookline, May 18, 2009
- "Friends, neighbors to restore gas station cupola in Brookline merchant's memory." Wicked Local Brookline, October 15, 2009
- "A new icon for Washington Square." Brookline Patch, November 28, 2010