Volunteer Vacation at Vintage Virginia Gas Station

AiP is joining the modern preservation movement! We’ve just added a project at the Edge Hill Service Station in Gloucester, Virginia, to our volunteer vacation schedule. Join us in restoring one of Virginia’s original Texaco stations –  work begins in May 2011.

Fairfield Foundation Adventures in Preservation Edge Hill Service Station

David Brown and Thane Harpole, co-directors of the Fairfield Foundation, want you to help them restore the Edge Hill Service Station

Our project partner, the Fairfield Foundation, is better known for its archaeological work related to Virginia’s early colonial history, but they’ve recently seen the light (more later on this) and realized that the Middle Peninsula’s more recent architectural heritage is at risk too.

They began a successful campaign to purchase the 1930 Edge Hill Service Station and are now ready for restoration to begin. Work will involve restoring the station’s many windows and developing a lighting plan that will allow the station to be brightly lit at night but use only a fraction of the energy historically used to do so. (Get it now?)

If you’re one of the many folks out there interested in industrial heritage, roadside architecture, or learning how to restore historic windows, you’ll love working on this project. Learn more!


About Adventures in Preservation

Huge fans of the world's architectural heritage, making it a point to seek out historic buildings wherever we travel. Bloggers include co-founder of Adventures in Preservation, a non-profit organizing historic preservation-based volunteer vacations, and AiP interns.
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2 Responses to Volunteer Vacation at Vintage Virginia Gas Station

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  2. weighty says:

    gonna send this to my mom

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