Virginia Vernacular

Location: Danville, Virginia
Price: Free

This circa-1890 home, with its two-tier porch and 2,300 square feet of living space is located in the Holbrook-Ross National Register Historic District of Danville, Virginia. Blocks away from the city's famed Millionaire's Row, the homes in Holbrook-Ross were built for African American doctors, lawyers and dentists at around the turn of the century. While the neighborhood fell into disrepair as those professionals moved to burbs and other cities, recent efforts by the Danville Historical Society to recruit buyers to rehabilitate its abandoned homes are paying off. This house will be given away (with attached covenants) to anyone willing to restore it to its original grandeur. Bonus: Historic tax credits and other incentives are available for the work. Call Susan Stilwell at 434-548-4816 for more information.
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