Speaking of resorts built around springs …

On my way back to Lexington from Martin’s Auction, I stopped for an afternoon and overnight in beautiful Lewisburg, West Virginia. The mountainous area has fertile valleys, numerous caves, and several sulphur springs. In the nineteenth century, resorts were built up around these springs … the most famous of which, of course, became the iconic Greenbrier.

Besides the Greenbrier, which has obviously flourished, the evidence of the other resorts has mostly disappeared.

There is, however, this lovely old spring house.

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Unfortunately, the structure has been neglected and cows have been able to wander through it, which surely hasn’t helped. But the local community is working to raise money to save their spring house.