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This is my post for the Our World meme. This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by three wonderful ladies. To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.
In early April Betsy and I visited Strasburg, Virginia. Strasburg is near the northern terminus of Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, one of our favorite parts of the country. Staying in Strasburg gave us the opportunity to do some hiking and exploring in the area.
While in Strasburg we stayed at the Hotel Strasburg (pictured above), which was originally built as a hospital before being converted to a hotel sometime after 1912. The decor of the hotel is very Victorian. Betsy has posted more on this neat hotel; you can check out her blog and see some of the interior of the hotel by clicking HERE.
We walked through part of Strasburg on our first evening in town. Many of the buildings have been renovated and are in wonderful condition. The home above is now a bed-and-breakfast.
The brick turret of the home above caught my attention. This was the home of Dr. F. E. Grove, and when built around 1910 was the first Strasburg home built with electricity, indoor plumbing and central heat.
German settlers moved into this part of Virginia in the 1740s; the town of Strasburg was chartered in 1761. The town was located on the bank of the North Folk of the Shenandoah River, a location we visited on a rainy day during our stay.