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1927. 303 Race St.
  • (Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie)

This was one of the first purpose-built automobile service stations on the Eastern Shore, erected on the site of the Creighton blacksmith and wagon shop, ushering in a new era in transportation. It was built for brothers A. Milby and J. Lloyd Hurst and operated by the family into the 1970s. It contained a lunch counter and sold hunting and fishing licenses, becoming a popular local meeting spot. Typical of service stations of the era, it is a rectangular frame building with a hipped roof extending to form a drive-through canopy to shelter the gas pumps and has a double-door entrance flanked by display windows. It was purchased by the town commissioners and since 2002 has served as a local history museum.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1927


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "HURST BROTHERS SERVICE STATION", [Vienna, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 129-129.

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