Come see the hard work of our volunteers and restoration advisors on the windows of the Edge Hill Service Station. We have made steady progress across the building, staying on track to complete the window work this fall. The arduous task of removing broken panes of glass, 80 years of window putty, grime, and rust is rewarded with a cleansing wipe of denatured alcohol and a coat of new primer – all for the privilege of placing that 1/8” thick glass pane back into place. Held in with small metal clamps and a thick border of glaze, each volunteer has left their initials in a small section of the putty, marking their contribution to the restoration of this remarkable building.
Join the fun!
Interested in helping? Want to spend some quality time with your favorite early twentieth-century gas station? Join us for “Window Workshop Days.” Our next days are September 2nd (Friday), 9th (Friday) and 12th (Monday), from 9 am to 4 pm and we invite anyone from the novice preservationist to the most zealous window fanatic to help us re-glaze the station’s windows. We’ll provide the equipment – including chisels, respirators, gloves, glass, and putty – you bring the enthusiasm and the desire to protect the past for the future. Whether for an hour or for the day let us know if you are interested. Every last bit helps – but we’re limited to 10 volunteers at a time, so reserve your spot soon – and leave your mark on Gloucester’s most exciting preservation project!
Contact us: Fairfield@inna.net 804-815-4467