Short Pump Shell Gas Station, 11441 West Broad Street, Short Pump, Henrico County, VA
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11441 West Broad Street, Short Pump, VA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS VA-1346
Building/structure dates: 1939 initial construction
Significance: The Short Pump Shell Station, built in 1938-1939, possesses the distinctive features of a type. Built in the "little bungalow" style, it exemplifies one of the most popular filling station designs of the period. Once common in small towns and rural areas, stations such as this are increasingly subject to abandonment, destruction, and alteration for alternative uses. The building's relatively high level of integrity is an important factor in the property's significance.
Automobile Service Stations
Tucher, Rob, Photographer
Berg, David C., Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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