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Circa-1950’s Afton Inn annex structure is ‘history’

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The first bucket-full headed to transfer station in Bentonville. Photo by Mike McCool.

Two days after by-hand demolition of the Afton Inn’s side entrance overhang porch roof, the annex structure added to the 150-year-old building in the 1950’s came down on schedule, the morning of Thursday, September 13.

Jason Seal, Manager, Valley Contracting Group, heads the team tearing down the wing on the Afton Inn. Photo by Mike McCool.

The annex building will be replaced as part of the demo-preserve-rebuild project undertaken by 2 East Main Street LLC. That project has an estimated 18-month timeframe to completion. The work will come under the watchful eye of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority, which will retain ownership in the interest of the town government until the project’s completion.

Here are links to a few past stories to catch you up on this project.

Developer, EDA answer questions on Afton Inn demo-rebuild proposal

Afton annex building demo work begins on a familiar date

EDA makes stunning announcement on Afton Inn – exterior will be saved!

Watching the work from a safe distance. Photo by Mark Williams.

Photo by Roger Bianchini

Photo by Roger Bianchini

Our ‘new’ view of the Afton Inn from North Royal Avenue. Photo by Mike McCool.

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  1. Prudence Mathews

    September 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I am so HAPPY to see that Annex torn down.
    It was added to the property when the Duncan’s owned it, and it was always a terrible eyesore!
    Things are “looking up.”

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