306 Rivermont Ave

  • Lower Rivermont
  • Business
306 Rivermont Ave
Property Name
Rivermont Oil and Supply Company, Inc. Filling Station
Date Built
Style & Architectural Description
Other. 1-story, 3-bay flat-roofed, stuccoed-brick gas station from the 1930s. Porte-cochere drive-through is on the south side. The garage door was bricked in. There is no longer evidence of gas pumps or other gas station features. Addition to side in 1940.
  • 1926-1929 Rivermont Oil and Supply Company, Inc.
  • 1930-1952 Continental Oil Company
  • 1952-1966 Stokley Realty Corporation
  • 1966-1971 Coy & Elva Bowling OR William H. & Patricia C. Crank (records unclear on ownership during these years)
  • 1971-1976 Reginald Q. & Augusta S. Phelps
  • 1976-2007 Sea Boy Inc.
  • 2007-2014 L&R LLC
  • 2014-2017 306 Rivermont LLC
  • 2017-2018 L&R LLC
  • 2018-Present Daryl W. & Johanna Calfee
Anecdotal Information
This building has housed a variety of businesses over the years, though in its first decades it served as a gas station (or, to use the terminology of when it was built, filling station). According to the Lynchburg City Directory, the following gas stations were located at 306 Rivermont: from 1927-1929 Rivermont Oil and Supply Company, Inc., from 1930-1936 Continental Oil Company, in 1937 William E. Martin, in 1938 Knowles & Williams, from 1939-1942 and again from 1946-1948 Claude B. Knowles, from 1942-1943 Strange & Sprouse, in 1949 Rivermont Conoco Station, and from 1950-1960 Rivermont Cities Service Station. The building then switched purposes from 1962-1964, serving as Virginia Laundry Co. Inc. Returning to its original purpose, from 1967-1970 it was Rivermont Sinclair Service Station, in 1971 Rivermont BP Service Station, ad then from 1974-1976 Reginald Q. & Augustus S. Phelps, car repair. From 1976-2007 it was Sea Boy Incorporated, seafood store and from 2008-2014, Aquarium. The building stood empty for several years but its new owners, Daryl W. & Johanna Calfee, have excitng plans for the building.


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Gerard Sherayko

Department of History

Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503