Guided Tour Of Purcellville On W&OD


W&OD Mile 44
  Purcellville
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In 1914 a fire destroyed most of the buildings in Purcellville's downtown. The fire destroyed most of Purcellville's oldest buildings, but the town is very active in historic preservation. The Purcellville Preservation Association has restored an 19th-century fireman's skating rink, a spring house on the eastern edge of town, and the railroad station. Today it is the largest business town in western Loudoun County. In 1939 the railroad abandoned the tracks to Bluemont on the Blue Ridge; Purcellville became the railhead.

  1. Train Station, 1885
  2. Milton and Boyle building, 1874
  3. Mill,1904
  4. Livery Stable
  5. Stores
  6. John R. Smith house
  7. Purcell House, c. 1795
  8. Purcell Store 1822
  9. Purcell Hotel 1840
  10. Asa Janney House, 1847

 

This is under construction. Based on Eugene Scheel's book on Purcellville.
The story of the Fireman's Skating Rink shown above on the map.

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