New Market Service Station

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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Gulf Station- Garber Photograph

Gulf Station- Garber Photograph

This photograph shows what was the Gulf Gasoline Station in New Market Virginia. Taken by Mt. Jackson photograph Hoyle Garber, the photograph was most likely used to market the service station when it opened in the late 1940s. Pictured are two unidentified station attendants and Dr. George Parrot of New Market with his automobile. View File Details Page

New Market Service Station

New Market Service Station

This image, taken from a promotional postcard, shows the Gulf Station located in New Market Virginia at the intersection of US Routes 11 and 211. This postcard identifies the owners as H.E. and R.K. Estep. | Creator: John Ray Hinkle C.A. Service, Dayton VA View File Details Page

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“New Market Service Station,” Shenandoah Stories, accessed October 23, 2017, http://archives.countylib.org/tour/items/show/148.

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