2011 Bull Street is a great example of urban renewal. Its origins an be traced to the structure on the lower floor, a mid-century gas station and garage. A few years ago, two floors were added to the otherwise pedestrian structure and from it emerged a new interpretation of Streamline Moderne, a hybrid Art Deco style which is quite rare today. Thanks to John Deaderick for assistance in identification.
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Grady White’s garage on US 17 in Midway stays busy, so I was glad to get a shot on a Sunday. I’ve been told it dates to the 1930s and didn’t begin as a Gulf station, but I can’t confirm that. I wish the sky had been more cooperative, but it seemed appropriate for the shot. There’s been one form or another of automotive service at this location for over 100 years. Amazing. And for many years, the station was the place to obtain the key to historic Midway Congregational Church, located just across Old Sunbury Road from the station.
I can’t find a reference to the old station on the National Park Service’s nomination form for the Midway Historic District, but it probably wasn’t seen as an asset in 1973 when the form was compiled. Today, I believe it should be included in the historic district.