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!
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.
31.5 feet wide x 8 feet tall x 8"-8 3/4" thick
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