The Dragon Run Country Store

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

Run by dragons since 1913… no, just kidding. This historic gem is actually located near the small town of Church View in Middlesex County, Virginia.

If you are on the market for a quaint country store with living quarters in 5300 square feet, then have a look at this place…

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

Per the listing, the building features “all original floors, walls, ceiling, counters, etc. intact and never painted“. [emphasis mine because that is just extraordinary.]

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

The exterior is cypress wood but the inside is all pine. Built in 1913 by a local lumber merchant, the sturdy, well-built Dragon Run Country Store served local townsfolk for many decades. In recent years it was used as an antique emporium with living quarters above.

The former storefront area retains the original unpainted wall shelves with dentil moulding and 2 antique track ladders…

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

There is a mezzanine landing atop the grand staircase at the far end of the building:

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

The building currently has 2 divided apartments on the second level.

A peek at the super spacious living quarters:

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

The building also comes with the original hand-drawn rope elevator:

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

And an antique cash register…

image from: www.oldhouses.com

image from: www.oldhouses.com

All this history for only $198,000.

To read a poignant recollection of days gone by at the Dragon Country Store, see this wonderful article in the Southside Sentinel newspaper.

For additional photos, see the listing at Horsley Real Estate.

 

 

4 Responses to The Dragon Run Country Store

  • Nick Kirby says:

    Very cool,Give me this place and a drum of pledge oil and ill be happy:)

  • Sue says:

    I don’t know how you find these treasures. Love the store and all its shelves and the apartments above it are so perfect for rental units or store owner to live in.

  • Jack says:

    Love these great old buildings – it really is remarkable how intact the woodwork is!

  • Sharon Taylor says:

    I don’t know where you find such cool places, but this was fun. Most places that are all wood inside, seem dark, but this place was unusually bright. Thanks for sharing!

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