GLOUCESTER -- Depending on how old you are, you remember a time when gas stations had employees who pumped your gas, washed your windows and checked your tires and oil for free.
Gloucester has a filling station on Main Street, dating back to 1930. The Edge Hill Service Station is one of the oldest surviving examples of the distinctive “Denver-style” Texaco in Virginia.
Years of neglect have taken a toll on the buidling, but the project to restoration it got a $15,000 boost.
The Dominion Virginia Power foundation gave the grant to help fund energy-efficient improvements at the site. The Fairfield Foundation is organizing the project. Its goal is to involve many “green” components, such as the reuse of original building materials; geothermal heating and cooling; and wastewater recycling.