Monday, March 30, 2015

Historic Bath Alum Springs Estate to be Sold at Auction

The historic Bath Alum Springs estate near Warm Springs, Virginia will be sold at auction in mid-April.

The manor house was built in the 1930's and is situated on a site that once was the spot of an elaborate hotel that housed the hundreds of visitors who came to take the water at the springs.  Bricks from the hotel were used in the house and the barn.  

The "springs" business was huge up until the Civil War and revived for a bit there after.  The springs here date to 1740 and were visited by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and many other famous people of the day.  By 1849 the complex held ten brick buildings, 98 large rooms each with a fireplace.  The buildings were torn down when the current manor house was built.  Even today the estate boasts over 800 acres.

If you want a piece of it, you can have it now that the entire estate is up for auction in numerous tracts.  There are many houses on the property. The main house comes with airplane hangers and an air strip that goes right through the property.  See more about it here.

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