Virginia Gas Stations

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former station
Winchester, VA
former station
Fredericksburg, VA
Both of these stations were probably built in the 1920s.

This former station in Winchester was occupied by a psychic reader when this photo was taken in 2010. The building now houses the Gringo Gordo Empanada Cafe. [map]

This former station in Fredericksburg houses a car repair business. [map]

former station
Lynchburg, VA
This former station most likely had a tile roof like the two stations shown above. The building has housed many restaurants over the years. It current houses Phillin Philly, a cheesesteak restaurant. [map]

former station
Warrenton, VA
2007: 2010:
This former station appears quite similar to the two shown above. The bays on this one may have been added later. This station was known as Ronnie Poe's Texaco when it closed in the 1980s. In 2007, the building housed Mom's Apple Pie Bakery. Since 2009, the building has housed the Red Truck Bakery. [map]

former station [gone]
Courtland, VA
This former station was built in 1936. I don't know what it was originally but it was a Gulf station and then a Chevron station in later years. The unique, interlocking units were vacant and the pumps had been removed. The smallest "house" at the left was used for the men's and women's restrooms. Soon after these photos were taken in 2005, the station was badly damaged in an accident and demolished.

former Standard Oil station
Richmond, VA


This former Standard Oil station was probably built in the 1920s or 1930s. The garages at left are part of the original design. There was also a small, round tile-roofed structure which is gone now. The building had housed Moore's Auto Body & Paint Shop since 1949. By 2016, the building was vacant. It was still vacant in 2021 and painted entirely white except for the red tile roof. [map]

Kellogg Building
Cape Charles, VA
The Kellogg Building was built in the 1920s as a DeSoto car dealership. The dealership was also selling Pure Oil gas by the 1960s in the smaller building at the left, aka Spady's Service Station. In the 1980s, it was a Union 76 station. The building has been vacant for many years. Restoration of the building began in 2022. [map]

former Sinclair station
Cape Charles, VA
former station
Richmond, VA
This former Sinclair station may have been a variation on the company's standard canopy design to fit a smaller lot. This photo is from 2007. By 2014, the building was housing a real estate office. [map]

This former station in Richmond now houses a Papa John's Pizza. [map]

former station
Richmond, VA


This former station was built in 1921 as an Atlantic Oil station. In 2007, the building housed Sisson Enterprises. By 2010, the building behind it had been converted into the Raven Place Apartments. This former station is now used as a gym for the apartments. The garage door at the far right leads to underground parking. [map]

former Conoco station
Winchester, VA
This former Conoco station was probably built in the 1930s. It would have looked like this one in Wichita, KS. This building had been vacant for many years. In 2019, it was housing Pizzoco Pizza Parlor. [map]

former Conoco station
Staunton, VA
This Conoco station was built in 1931. It has been vacant for many years. [map]

former Conoco station
Marion, VA
2003: 2011:
This former Conoco station was vacant in 2003. By 2011, the building had been restored and it housed an Appalachian Realty office. [map]

former Esso station
Lexington, VA
former station
Woodstock, VA
This former Esso station now houses Jon's Import Auto Service. [map]

This building in Woodstock appears to be a former station. The building was housing a thrift store when this photo was taken in 2010. In 2012, it was housing a law office. [map]

Liberty station
Alexandria, VA
This Colonial style Liberty station features a cupola and weathervane. In 2019, the brick was painted grey. Does anyone know what brand was sold here originally? [map]

former station?
Lakeside, VA
This building might have been a former station. It appeared to be a closed boat sales and repair shop in 2010 when these photos were taken. I'm told that it housed the Copa restaurant around the 1920s or 1930s. Does anyone know more about this building? Since 2012, the building has at least a couple of used car dealerships. [map]

More Virginia:
former Esso station (Branchville) [map]
former station: 1, 2 (Danville) [map]
former station (Fieldale)
former Conoco station (Richmond) [map]
former Amoco station (Roanoke)
former Esso station (Woodford)

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