His­tory ex­posed

Rappahannock News - - OBITUARIES • WASHINGTON -

The Sper­ryville Corner Store is de­scribed as a place stuck in time, al­beit able to cater quite nicely to the modern world. Es­tab­lished circa 1840-50, owner Craig Batch­e­lor has re­cently taken down the peg­board be­hind the store’s old check­out counter, and then be­low that re­moved a layer of pan­el­ing, only to re­veal the build­ing’s orig­i­nal inch-thick bead­board. “I have to clean it up,” Craig said last week. “One of the cool things is it is struc­tural, which is why it is di­ag­o­nal. It’s not like modern dry­wall.”

BY JOHN MC­CASLIN

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