Building comes down for Fredericksburg restoration

tags: historic preservation, Civil War, Chancellorsville, historic sites, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg



Usually, people try to restore castles.

But in Spotsylvania County, the “castle”—as some call a local fixture on State Route 3—is being demolished.

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is razing the old “Stars and Bars” military surplus store on the Chancellorsville battlefield.

The massively built structure—with twin turrets, battlements and a façade of brick and block—stands in the way of restoring the land to its May 1863 appearance....



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