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Old Pure Oil Service Station

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c. 1930. 6023 Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

The one-story former gas station has the cottage form typical of gas stations built in the 1930s to harmonize with their residential surroundings. Repair bays flank the central block with its entrance sheltered by a flared hood, and the steeply pitched gable roof is clad in blue metal shingles. This building is the only survivor of its type in the county. Across the road, the Tisinger House (c. 1820; 6028 Main) has unusual stepped parapeted gable ends and a prominent two-story portico.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Old Pure Oil Service Station", [Mount Jackson, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 75-75.

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