Historic house in Fancy Gap passed to local historical society

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The historic “Sidna Allen house” in Fancy Gap, Va. (Image: Wikipedia)

FANCY GAP, Va. – The historic “Sidna Allen house” in Fancy Gap has been passed on to a local historical society, according to the Roanoke Times.

Bonnie Widener Wood recently signed a proposal to give the 103-year-old house to the Carroll County Historical Society.

The paper reported that the historical group will now be charged with the major task of renovating the deteriorating structure. 

The house was built in 1911 for Sidna Allen, brother of Floyd Allen; however, he was arrested soon thereafter for complicity in the courthouse shooting of which his brother was accused, and never again lived there.

The home is linked to the 1912 gun battle at the courthouse in Hillsville that left five people dead.

Read more: The Roanoke Times

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