Bluemont's Old Post Office, Brick Home Being Refurbished
January 7, 2009
By Susan Freis Falknor
Workmen. Trucks. Mega dumpsters. What is going on at the corner of Railroad Street and Snickersville Turnpike?
Bluemont resident Jamie Hogan, who last year purchased the property across the turnpike from the U.S. Post Office from Bob Hoffman, is now engaged in fixing up both of the structures on the place. The property contains a small brick home and a white building that once housed the Bluemont post office.
“The entire structure of the old post office was unstable,” says Jamie Hogan. “So we redid the foundation and flooring. Next, we are in the process of redoing the exterior. We will be replacing the windows, painting the roof, and fixing the siding pieces that are missing and broken.”
Having stabilized the building, the Hogans remain somewhat unsure as to what to do with it, and so may leave the inside unfinished for now.
“If you know anybody who is looking for a small office or studio… I’d be happy to talk to them,” Jamie Hogan comments.
The Hogans are also restoring the brick home, which had some termite damage. Their vision, says Hogan, is that on completion they will have “a small but nice cottage where we can put up my parents – or someone else.”