Abandoned Vermont: Gas Station

Gas station on Western Ave (Route 9) in Brattleboro, VT.

Not as mysterious as other abandoned places, but small gas stations from the 1930s (or 20s-50s really) are buildings that I find fascinating – like those on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut or the one remaining gas station in the center of the Belt Parkway on southern Long Island, NY.  Though not exactly abandoned, it is currently vacant, which makes me worry about its fate. This one was most recently a Sunoco station and appears to have only one garage bay, a small front office, and a rear room.

Western Ave, Brattleboro, VT gas station.

Actually, this building is for sale. Look up listings for 205 Western Ave, Brattleboro, VT. A Trulia listing revealed some historic images. Unfortunately, the listing does not cite the source of the photos. It says that for the past 60 years, the station has been servicing the area. However, I always take realtor listings with a grain of salt.

205 Western Ave, Brattleoboro, VT. Image via Trulia.

205 Western Ave. Image via Trulia.

Read the seller’s notes – sounds like a great investment project! A former service station on Shelburne Road in Burlington, VT has been converted into a restaurant – The Spot. These are great buildings!

3 thoughts on “Abandoned Vermont: Gas Station

  1. BevanQ says:

    Someone did buy this old gas station on Route 9 in Brattleboro, probably shortly after you posted this. It’s now a hair salon. The statement that the station had been there for 60 years is probably not far off. The old photos you found on Trulia have the look of the ’50s. A little research on the sign in the old photo enabled me to find that Sinclair Oil Corp. was purchased in 1969 so the photos of this old Sinclair gas station were probably taken well before that. I think the concrete roadway shown in one of the old photos also puts it in that time period.

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