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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Salvage Job: Homestead Preserve Stables

The Black Dog Crew recently headed to Hot Springs, VA to salvage the Homestead Preserve stables, located on the former property of The Homestead Resort.

The original stables (above) were lost in a fire and replaced with 'the old stables' (below) in the early 1900s.  These stables were critical to the hotel operations when transportation depended on horses.  The building stored carriages and horses that were used to transport guests and was known as 'The Livery" for equestrian and then motor service during the era of train transportation.  The hotel also provided equestrian activities such as fox hunting, trail riding, dressage and jumping.  

A modern equestrian facility was built in the late 1980's on the hotel grounds and 'the old stables' served as storage and fell into disrepair.   The Homestead sold the property to Celebration Associates in 2003 as part of a 13,000 acre land sale, of that, 9,000 acres were transferred to The Nature Conservancy to establish the Warm Springs Mountain Preserve, 800 acres were put into a conservation easement with the Virginia Outdoor Foundation and 2,500 acres were set aside for the Homestead Preserve.

In 2012 Bath County declared it a 'nuisance structure' because it was unsafe to occupy.  It was decided to demolish the structure to make way for future development on the site. 

Not sure they could have picked a colder few days for the job but it sounds like it didn't take long to warm up!


Welcome Grayson to the team, this was her first salvage job with the Black Dog Crew!

The carriage elevator was still in tact and the crew was able to bring it back to the shop!

This beautiful bead board (some pieces are double sided) was salvaged from the tack room walls - available for $1.50 per linear foot. 

Many stall doors made it back to the shop with lots of potential! $375 each

Sorry Virginia Lovers, we had two of these signs that sold the day they arrived!

No words!


The crew was able to salvage these massive trusses.

Two are solid and two have been repaired (shown above).

They made it look easy bringing them back to the shop!

We're selling the 4 reclaimed trusses as a set for $12,000.
Approximate measurements:
31.5 feet wide x 8 feet tall x 8"-8 3/4" thick

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Roanoke, VA 


Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a great show this was to watch.........I got to catch up and watch quite a few of your shows this past Thursday. Each one was interesting and entertaining! I have gotten my friends to start watching now! I cannot remember the name of the lady in your shop who repaints and finishs up your projects..........she does such a lovely job! I think she needs a show of her own! I love the color she chose for the old refrigerator! My grandmother had her old one still sitting in her kitchen after it had stopped working. She used to keep her pies and cornbread inside to keep them fresh. I can't wait what old place and items you find next!

Anonymous said...

my aunt still has the Frigedaire they bought when 1st married 70 yrs ago & still going strong , she uses it now in basement for drinks & extra cold storage

Anonymous said...

Hey, so.... is your store in roanoke closed now? I drove passed it the other day it there was a big sign on it, so I came here to find out why and you all sound like you're still up and running. What happened? :( I loved your store.