Volunteer Vacation Restoring Vintage Virginia Gas Station

AiP announces its newest historic preservation-based volunteer vacation, during which volunteers will help restore one of Virginia's original Texaco stations, the 1930 Edge Hill Service Station, in Gloucester, Virginia, May 23-28, 2011.
By: Jamie Donahoe
 
 
Help restore an original Texaco station
Help restore an original Texaco station
 
Sept. 7, 2010 - PRLog -- Boulder, Colorado, and Gloucester, Virginia - Adventures in Preservation (AiP) is looking for people to join the modern preservation movement. Their newest historic preservation-based volunteer vacation, “Glazing at the Gas Station” is scheduled for May 23-28, 2011, in Gloucester, Virginia. Volunteers will help restore one of Virginia's original Texaco stations, the 1930 Edge Hill Service Station. The site will ultimately have a new – and greener - life as small enterprise office space.

Working with restoration experts, volunteers will repair the station’s many windows, striving for both historical accuracy and increased energy efficiency. The group will also work on 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.

Restoration of the building is a community effort. Archaeologists from AiP’s project partner, the Fairfield Foundation, with the support of fellow history lovers, have rescued the building and intend to make its restoration the focal point for preservation of all types in the ancient county seat.

This is a great experience for anyone interested in industrial heritage, roadside attractions, or early 20th century architecture. The project, hoping to draw volunteers from throughout the country, is scheduled for May 23-28, 2011. In addition to restoration work, volunteers will be treated to an assortment of excursions to explore the previous 300 years of the region’s history. The cost is $1,500, which includes lodging, breakfast and lunch; field trips; insurance and instruction. Learn more or register online at http://www.adventuresinpreservation.org/ws-edge-hill-volu....

Adventures in Preservation, a non-profit organization, has supported community-based heritage preservation projects since 2002. Its volunteer vacations provide meaningful opportunities to travel, learn historic preservation skills, restore buildings, and renew communities. Learn how AiP harnesses the power of volunteers and the strengths of local communities to make a difference at http://www.adventuresinpreservation.org.

The Fairfield Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to archaeological and historical research, public education and preservation in Gloucester Country. Centered at the 17th- and 18th-century plantation and ancestral home of the Burwell family, Fairfield, the foundation contributes to knowledge of plantation life and supports the preservation of historic resources within the region. Learn more at http://www.fairfieldfoundation.org.

Contact:
Judith Broeker, Adventures in Preservation
1557 North Street, Boulder, CO 80304 USA
+1 303 444 0128
jbroeker@adventuresinpreservation.org
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