In the late 1940s a Gulf Station opened in New Market at the intersection of Routes 11 and 211, two of the region's major highways. Before the introduction of the Interstate Highway System, this area would have been filled with cars travelling to Luray Caverns, Washington DC, and many other points. A gas station here would have certainly been a profitable business.
Based on the photograph, the New Market gulf was a full service business that offered car washes, maintenance, parts, and of course, gasoline. The original station design reflects the clean, sleek, art deco design popular in the period.
Today, this site continues to serve the community as a gas station, though its name has changed to Liberty and the building is remarkably different.
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“New Market Service Station,” Shenandoah Stories, accessed December 14, 2017, http://archives.countylib.org/tour/items/show/148.