The Gables
The Gables, a cluster of small, sharply peaked buildings on Rt. 50 was one of the first convenience stores in the area. It sold gas, groceries and lawn ornaments and even had a small travel trailer court out back and was conveniently located next to the Super 50 drive in movie. It was built in the early 1950s. Originally intended to be a package goods store, but strong local opposition prevented a liquor license from ever being issued. This advertising card dates from before 1955, when the old phone numbers like Trappe 2081 changed to GReenfield or 476 numbers.