Restoration of the Edge Hill Service Station
The Fairfield Foundation, a non-profit organization, acquired the station in 2010. The building now serves as the Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education, or the CAPE, and is used as a museum, library, and center for activities including Lab Nights and school field trips.
The Fairfield Foundation worked hard to restore the service station with historical accuracy and environmental sustainability as priorities. As a contributing structure in Gloucester Downtown Historic District, the building was restored according to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Rehabilitation. This is in line with the Fairfield Foundation's mission to promote and protect historic resources and allowed an easement held by the Department of Historic Resources to be placed on the property to ensure its preservation in perpetuity. As many original elements as possible were preserved, and the restoration included the use of sustainable materials, solar panels, and LED lighting to reduce the building's carbon footprint.
Erected by The Fairfield Foundation.
Location. 37° 24.754′ N, 76° 31.23′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 17) just west of John Clayton Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 14), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6783 Main St, Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the Edge Hill Service Station (a few steps from this marker); "Trust Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star" (a few steps from this marker); Traveling Gloucester (a few steps from this marker); Texaco Gas Pumps, c. 1930s (a few steps from this marker); People & Personalities of Edge Hill (a few steps from this marker); History of the Edge Hill Intersection (a few steps from this marker); Gloucester Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Ware Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.