Located deep within Virginia’s remote Northern Neck peninsula, this grand Colonial farmhouse was once the home of the town doctor. The house not only served as his primary residence, but also as his family’s medical practice. After serving as a surgeon in World War II, the doctor returned to his home were he worked alongside his father at the family practice. After driving down the tree-lined circular driveway, patients would enter through a side door and navigate down a small hallway to one of the few examination rooms. Since the closest hospital was hours away, the small clinic did it all, from curing simple ailments to delivering babies. Established by his father, the medical clinic served generations of families in the community.
The local townspeople loved the doctor and whenever they saw him out they would stop and shake his hand and thank him “for that time he saved my father’s life” or ” that one time he saved my arm after a farming accident,” or whatever the case may be. Others revered him for fighting off the state when they tried to take a portion of his farmland to build a new road. The doctor took the case all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court and won, making him a hero in the eyes of locals. In his free time, the doctor seemed to have a passion for hunting. After his death, a dispute over the doctor’s will resulted in his estate being tied up in probate court. Unfortunately, the once majestic home has been allowed to languish for the past several years, with no clear future the property remains abandoned.
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