9475 South Congress St, New Market, Virginia
$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2520 SQUARE FEET
Built about 20 years before the Calvert house and its Classical-style fireplace surrounds, the Stagecoach Inn has mantels and surrounds that illustrate a distinctly German (specifically, Hessian) heritage. This reflects the early settlements in the Shenandoah Valley, which more closely resembled Pennsylvania than the closer Virginia tidewater.
The Pennsylvania Dutch (mostly Germans, “Deutsch”) were the earliest settlers of the area. The hand-planed, beaded siding on the outside of the Stagecoach Inn conceals heavy-timbered log construction underneath. Closer inspection—in the attic, for example—reveals hand-hewn beams for the rafters. You can still see the axemanʼs cuts and handwrought nails in the virgin timber.
The two-story inn was built in the era of hand tools and muscle power. A tree would first be felled and dried. Then standing on the log, an axeman would make vertical strikes on the log perpendicular to the grain. Finally, a craftsman standing alongside would take a broad axe and, working parallel with the grain, chop off the rounded sides, squaring the log.
Located right in the middle of New Market’s charming main center for commerce. This a probably a complete renovation project, and is priced to reflect.
Please use care when showing. Amazing potential here. FHA 203K or cash.
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