Fire consumes historic Phillip Craft House in Chatham

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  • Published: 04/20/2017 12:00 AM

A home on the national historical landmark registry was consumed by flames Tuesday night and reduced to smoldering rubble. Located on Old Red Eye Road, the Phillip Craft House was owned by Henry Hurt, a Pittsylvania County historian and author. The house was originally built between 1801 and 1819. The home was previously known as Reisezel, which means “end of the way” in German, according to Hurt has owned the property since 1983, and was using it as a writing office, he told the Register & Bee on Wednesday afternoon.


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