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.
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!