405 Haywood Road

On November 28, 1934, W.C. Shuey paid ten dollars for a triangle of land bordered by Waynesville Avenue “containing three store buildings numbered 403, 405, and 407 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC…to and from the front and rear stairways of the Brown-Carter Block.”  

Wilbert Clyde Shuey was born October 29, 1883 and came to Asheville in 1917. On October 15, 1917 he married Pansy Britt in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Here they lived and raised their daughter, Margaret. Shuey worked as owner of the Western Oil Company, a wholesale petroleum service, and owned a number of service stations in and around Asheville, most notably, the Shell service station located at 121 Patton Avenue, at Otis Street, now Spicer Greene Jewelers.

During the mid 1930s, WC Shuey started several automobile service stations throughout the city of Asheville. The Asheville Times. Apr 26, 1935, p. 18.
The Asheville Times. Aug 31, 1943, p. 42

Today, 405 Haywood Road is occupied by The Gas-Up, pictured here in December 2022 (via Facebook)

Contributed by Adam Coulter, August 2023.