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Save the Historic Nelson Mansion

Gerald Forsburg,
Campaign Owner

8

Supporters

$380

Raised

Days Left: 0
Goal: $100,000

From Gerald

Help save the historic Nelson House from the wrecking ball today! We have 30 days to raise funds for the move! ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

Giving Levels

Buy a lot!

$150,000

Move the house (includes dropping overhead wires)

$100,000

Move the roof!

$50,000

Move a floor!

$25,000

Move a wing!

$10,000

Move a porch!

$5,000

Move a room!

$1,000

Move a room!

$500

Move an eave bracket!

$250

Move a wall!

$100

Move a door!

$50

Move a brick!

$10

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About My Campaign

We have been given the opportunity to move this 1912 architect-designed Spanish Mission & Italianate styled house into the Mount Jackson Historic District and save it for future generations.  To do so, we need to raise the funds for the house mover and to "drop" overhead lines.  The monies will be used to move the house to safety and to work with the Town to purchase an existing and vacant lot within the historic district, providing for future preservation of the house.  We have successfully salvaged the doors, which are safely in storage, and will then renovate the house for future use.  Right now, the immediate need is to simply save the house from the wrecking ball, which will begin in January!

The Nelson house was built by Burgess Nelson, a VA State Senator, and significant person in the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

It will take approximately $150,000 to move the house, which includes dropping the overhead utility lines.  The remainder will be used to purchase a lot in the Historic District, which will ensure future protection of the home in the future.

Lastly, if you need reasons to give above and beyond, the home is going to need the following:

  • A foundation
  • New gutters, which were recently taken by salvagers
  • Historically accurate windows
  • A new roof (we've located the company who made the original tiles and they are still in business!)
  • landscaping and likely a parking lot
  • and a lot more restoration.

Once we've raised the funds, we'll post a video of the move, and plenty of updates of our work!

Thank you and here's to preserving at least one little part of the world!

Checks should be made to AASPO (The American Association of Smalle Property Owners)

and can be mailed to:

Save the Nelson House

C/O AASPO

PO Box 957

Mount Jackson, VA 22842

You will receive a confirmation letter with tax information.

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About My Campaign

We have been given the opportunity to move this 1912 architect-designed Spanish Mission & Italianate styled house into the Mount Jackson Historic District and save it for future generations.  To do so, we need to raise the funds for the house mover and to "drop" overhead lines.  The monies will be used to move the house to safety and to work with the Town to purchase an existing and vacant lot within the historic district, providing for future preservation of the house.  We have successfully salvaged the doors, which are safely in storage, and will then renovate the house for future use.  Right now, the immediate need is to simply save the house from the wrecking ball, which will begin in January!

The Nelson house was built by Burgess Nelson, a VA State Senator, and significant person in the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

It will take approximately $150,000 to move the house, which includes dropping the overhead utility lines.  The remainder will be used to purchase a lot in the Historic District, which will ensure future protection of the home in the future.

Lastly, if you need reasons to give above and beyond, the home is going to need the following:

  • A foundation
  • New gutters, which were recently taken by salvagers
  • Historically accurate windows
  • A new roof (we've located the company who made the original tiles and they are still in business!)
  • landscaping and likely a parking lot
  • and a lot more restoration.

Once we've raised the funds, we'll post a video of the move, and plenty of updates of our work!

Thank you and here's to preserving at least one little part of the world!

Checks should be made to AASPO (The American Association of Smalle Property Owners)

and can be mailed to:

Save the Nelson House

C/O AASPO

PO Box 957

Mount Jackson, VA 22842

You will receive a confirmation letter with tax information.