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
PO Box 957
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
You will receive a confirmation letter with tax information.