Historic Springfield Farm Village-Circa 1700's-PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST HISTORIC AMERICAN PROPERTIES TO COME ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET IN MEMORY. Springfield exceeds private&governmental criteria in determining national historical significance.A visit here is a tour of 5 centuries of important American history.
Springfield features THE NATION'S OLDEST DISTILLARY COMPLEX&IS LOCATED IN A TOWN THAT IS A NATIONAL TOURIST DESTINATION,WHO’S C&O NATIONAL PARK ATTRACTS APPROXIMATELY 4 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR.
SPRINGFIELD, IT'S OCCUPANTS&FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE HAD MAJOR ROLES IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
French and Indian Wars,
War of 1812,
Native American Encampment.
Gen. Williams was a Revolutionary War hero,
A virtual “Who’s Who” of Civil War luminaries encamped at Springfield&
General Braddock traded here during the French and Indian War.
CIVIL WAR HISTORY-
Springfield&nearby Falling Waters Battlefield were Robert E. Lee’s final northern soil encampments during the Gettysburg Campaign.1000 wagons of wounded flooded Springfield and the town. Major engagements ensued here before Lee escaped across the Potomac River to Southern soil.
The Springfield Distillery saved the town from burning .The Confederate direct reports notified their generals that they could not burn down Williamsport(as they had ransomed other towns) as“ Williamsport is where we get our whiskey.”
ARCHITECTURAL AND SITE HISTORY-
17th,18th, 19th,20th &21th century site and architecture&
An Early Native American Property transfer predating area English Land Grants.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE-
Several family members were signers.TRANSPORTATION HISTORY-
C&O Canal surveyor, Rivertown Founder&
Important in the National Road&Railroad Development.
Where George Washington dined when he visited to consider Williamsport for the Nation’s Capital.
Where George Washington stayed when returning from the Whiskey Rebellion.
DISTILLERY COMPLEX-OLDEST IN AMERICA-
The Still House -4 story Stone distillery structure, circa early to mid 1700’s.
Spring & Springhouse date to late 1600s to 1727- has piping connected to the distillery.
Distiller’s Quarters,Barrel Fermentation Cellar,Tavern,Carriage House,Livery Stable,Gatekeeper'sHouse &
2 additional barns.
This is believed to be the oldest distillery complex in the nation. It even predates George Washington’s Distillery. This property could be the crown jewel of the nation’s famous historic Whiskey Trail Tourist Attraction, a driving tour of the earliest distilleries. The current crown jewel is The George Washington Mount Vernon Distillery Complex which is not as old & is a total reproduction.The economic possibilities for tours and product branding are impressive.
CONTIGUOUS PUBLIC MUNICIPAL AMENITIES-
Springfield Barn Museum- one of the state’s largest bank barns & other period agricultural buildings,
modern rest room pavilion,
parkland & benches,
Civil War Walking Trails and displays,
public swimming pool complex&
outdoor events center.
WALKING DISTANCE -
C&O CANAL,NEW NATIONAL PARK & HEADQUARTERS & POTOMAC RIVER.
Springfield’s RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES-
4 residential structures comprising 5 separate homes in the Historic Springfield Farm Village. They are the Manor House - Colonial Wing and the Ballroom Wing, the Still House, the Gate House & the Spring House. Additionally there is a restorable guest cottage.
THE MANOR HOUSE-
Tavern -now the formal dining room,
Public rooms - numerous parlors, library&2 dining rooms,
Private Rooms - 9 bedrooms, support facilities, 2 kitchens & prep room.
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