Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

DeBusk Fireplaces

This is the house:

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As far as I know, this was the residence of the family that ran DeBusk Mill/Ebbing Springs Roller Mill in Washington County VA.  It’s just across the road (it also supplied electricity to this house).  When we were there several years ago, the structure was derelict and heavily vandalized.  I regarded it as unsafe, but I did want to record the fireplaces, different in each room.  So, I crept in, crunching on broken glass and stepping on sagging floorboards. I don’t know if I got them all…I chickened out when it came to venturing into one or two rooms.  The mill dates back to the late 1800s.  It’s possible this house does, too.  I hear it’s being restored.

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I hope they stayed warm.

 

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