Historic Fincastle Inc, originally purchased and renovated historic structures in the Town of Fincastle. Lately the restorations have been privately done and on June 19, an historic home renovated by John Lipscomb an area resident and David McCray will host HFI’s Raise the Roof event to replace the shakes on the James Mattern Early Cabin.
Located on Main Street, the Reinhart- Luster home is circa 1840. The home has undergone extensive renovations since last spring. Lipscomb gave a tour of the home which is very spacious inside and has the traditional old time Fincastle pine floors currently being sanded and readied for the event.
Lipscomb and partner McCray decided to return the home to single family dwelling. Most recently he said it had been apartments. It can be noted that at one time the house was a a school during the 19th century. They have renovated homes in old Southwest in Roanoke as well.
Lipscomb has been a resident of the outskirts of Fincastle since 1995 where he resides on a farm with wife, Abby.
The structure has been given a face lift both inside and out and some rock foundation work will complete the sturdy repair of the old home.
The Raise the Roof event will not only raise funds, but will allow attendees to see the renovated home. And all for free. there will be things inside on sale as well as the Cedar roof shake shingles for the historic James Early Cabin that HFI operates as a Fincastle Museum. The shingles are $1 per cedar shake or $10/ ten cedar shakes and for an event souvenir shake made by Mitch and Bobbie Bowman.
Here are the particulars: Saturday June 19, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wine: Blue Ridge Vineyard, Fincastle Vineyard and Winery
Food: Beverages and light fare available
Music: Cheryl Lunsford, the Guitar Dojo Studio , et al
Art Show and Sale: Ed Bordette, Harold Little, Helen Hubler, Dreama Kattenbraker and others