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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…

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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.]

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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…

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image from: www.oldhouses.com

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

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image from: www.oldhouses.com
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image from: www.oldhouses.com

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

A peek at the super spacious living quarters:

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image from: www.oldhouses.com
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image from: www.oldhouses.com

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

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And an antique cash register…

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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.