A Little Henrico County History : Courtney Road Service Station
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team)
A Little Henrico County History : Courtney Road Service Station Henrico County is full of great little historical places and I thought I would share this one seeing that gas prices have skyrocketed lately. The sign at Courtney Road Service Station reads, "Before there were gas stations, motorists would get a drum of fuel from an industrial depot, bring it home, and store it. Soon after, consumers got their gasoline at the blacksmiths shops and hardware and grocery stores. Still others received gasoline from horse drawn tanks that made house calls. In the early 1900's, gas producers standardized their station designs to better package the image of their petroleum products. The "House with Canopy" design of the Henrico County gas station originated 1916 with prefabricated prototyp...