May 1, 2018

Saving the Afton Inn

Front Royal, Virginia

The Afton Inn was threatened with demolition, but this week the local Economic Development Authority approved a renovation plan that will keep the exterior of the building intact.

Opened in 1868, the Afton Inn eventually fell into disrepair and was boarded up in the 1990's. It's location across from the courthouse kept it in the public eye and when developers balked at the high cost of restoring it, citizens campaigned to "Save the Afton Inn."

A non-historic addition will be demolished but the main building will be stabilized and the facade restored.

The final photo shows the back of the building. The renovation is estimated at $2.5 million.

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  1. ...let's hope that someone comes up with the money! When it's gone, it's gone. Thanks for stopping by Linda.

  2. It is always good to hear that old buildings will be saved.

  3. When a structure is still sound, there's really no reason not to keep using it, and enjoying the craftsmanship that created it.

  4. I'm a fan of saving old buildings. Hope someone can find the funds for this one.

  5. Hopefully some good is done with it.

  6. Wow, that's a lot of money. I hope they can get it restored.

  7. It's always good to save an old building!

    All the best Jan


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