WRECK OF THE OLD 97
The Wreck of the Old 97 occurred on September 27, 1903, when the Southern Railway freight train called the Fast Mail (or "Old 97") left the tracks and crashed at the Stillhouse Trestle outside Danville, Virginia, killing eleven people. The accident became a sensation, with thousands of spectators at the scene, newspaper stories, and even a series of musical ballads, the most popular of which became a hit on the country music charts in 1924.
CHICK HAVEN FARMS
Chick Haven is a farm that belonged to a North Carolina Agricultural legend. These buildings were built to last and utilized a mix of predominantly red and white oak timbers and lumber. Most of the buildings were built in the 1940’s and remained in service up until about 15 years ago. The business was built in the 1930s, and prospered during the war years. It developed from a small chicken farm to a large company that needed a mill to provide chicken feed for the area. He was raising free-range chickens before it was popular.
THE PENNSYLVANIA BARN
Circa Late 18th Century through Early 20th Centiry (Bldg Certification #2.003)
Scattered throughout the U.S. landscape, weatherworn barns with timbers silvered by age stand as testaments to our nation’s past. America was founded on the strength, stability and freedom of the family farm, asserts Michael J. Auer of the National Park Service. “As the main structure of farms, barns evoke a sense of tradition and security, of closeness to the land and community with the people who built them.”
RIP VAN WINKLE DISTILLERY’S LAWRENCEBURG WAREHOUSE
R.J REYNOLDS’ TOBACCO SHEDS 123 AND 157
LONG MILL, DAN RIVER INC
LARSON TOBACCO WAREHOUSE
JIM BEAM WAREHOUSE N
HOUSES OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS
The mountains are the soul of the region. To understand the mountains is to know ourselves. -Sandra H.B. Clark for USGS
Once housing the farming families in the Appalachian mountains, these homes were built with a high level of craftsmanship with the best available woods in the region. With no electrical, plumbing, or insulation, the homesites yield spectacular architectural salvage.