Rogersville’s Hale Springs Inn, which has served presidents going back as far as Andrew Jackson, is undergoing a renovation project aimed at updating the rooms and putting in a state-of-the-art kitchen. The Inn sits right on the main drag in Rogersville, and is the most impressive building in that town.
When builders got to an 1870s addition to the historic structure, however, they found that they don’t build hotels like that anymore. Thank goodness. Sometime during the night in January, the wall came tumbling down.
Luckily, no one was hurt, and the decision was made to just lop off that addition and not bother building it back. The collapse resulted in a prodigious pile of bricks, however, and perhaps these can be donated to some other period structure in need of repair.
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