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Sours Garage 4

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Sours Garage (at 301 North Main Street in Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia) is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built circa 1925. It is not longer is use but shows an early service station. It’s at the junction of two major roads and is trapezoid shaped with a gable roof porte-cochere across the front, which would have allowed access from both directions as well as some protection from inclement weather. The roof is supported by brick piers. The white painted brick building still has the original wood storefront and exposed rafters of the filling station area. An extension at the rear is made of concrete blocks. It may have been used one time as a cannery.

 

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources file number is #187-5001. It’s one of 188 buildings of the Chatham Historic District listed on NRHP July 13, 2001, reference ID #01000698.

 

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Taken on February 15, 2011