Save this house! The old Jacob Bells’ Store needs a savior! This structure was built in the 1700’s! It is located on .86 acres in Melfa, Virginia. Just two miles from the ‘Flounder Capital of the World’, Wachapreague! This house has definitely seen better days as it was left to sit in the elements for many years. I kind of feel like they are asking a bit too much, but it could be a fun project. Mr. Bell ran the store until 1838! Just imagine all that happened in there during those years. Three bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,446 square feet. $79,000
Contact Laura M. Crockett with Crockett Realty
From the Zillow listing:
Located just 2 minutes from the ” Flounder Capital of the World” – Wachapreague, VA – sits this historical home. In the town once called “Locust Mount”, this home built some time in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s began as “Jacob Bells’ Store”. Mr. Bell own & ran the store until 1838. Years before the “Town” of Wachapreague was ever created. Years later the Waters family acquired this home and installed a septic & drainfields in 1965 for just $ 335.00 – my how times have changed !!! Still owned by the Waters Family, sadly the home was left to weather many years alone. They say on calm nights you can hear it calling for someone to come and love it & bring it back to it’s glory years. So, bring your tools & love of history – Jacob Bells’ Store awaits you !
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