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Abingdon, VA

Historic Structures Report, Preservation Plan, Historic Preservation, Restoration, Adaptive Re-use

Virginia Historic Landmark District


Davis Buckley Architects and Planners (DBA) is working with the Town of Abingdon, Virginia to record, preserve and restore three of their historic properties, all of which are contributing factors to the town’s Virginia Historic Landmark designation.  DBA recently completed the Historic Structures Report (HSR) for Retirement, an 1813 house located adjacent to the Muster Grounds, where a volunteer militia gathered to march over the Appalachian Mountains to the Battle of Kings Mountain, West Virginia’s most significant contribution to the Revolutionary War.  An adaptive reuse plan will be developed to repurpose this historic structure to create a special museum and exhibit on the significance of the history of the area.

DBA also completed preservation plans for two of Abingdon’s other historic properties, Summers Law Office and Findley House.  Summers Law Office is a charming 657 square foot iconic building constructed in 1872.  As its name suggest, it originally served as the law office of Johnston & Trigg and was later used by S.A. Summers and Lewis P. Summers.  Findley House is an 1870’s residence that stands at the trailhead of the Virginia Creeper Trail as it comes into Abingdon.  This recreational trail used to be the Virginia-Carolina Railroad stretching from Abingdon to Elkland, North Carolina hauling lumber to lucrative markets.  The town intends for the Findley House to serve as anchor to this end of the Virginia Creeper Trail providing amenities, information and education to the thousands of visitors who use this trail annually.


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