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Tour of historic Church View home due June 30

The public is invited to join the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society on Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. for a tour of Church View’s most prominent structure. Built in 1913, for more than a hundred years this stately house with the wraparound porch located on the curve at Church View has greeted persons traveling through Middlesex County on Route 17. Owned by Mary Lynn Landgraf and Bill Budd, it is now Southern Sighs Inn.

The home and nearby Dragon Run Country Store were built by George Northam using beautiful cypress lumber harvested from the flats of the Dragon Run located at the headwaters of the Piankatank River. The Northam family was heavily engaged in the lumber industry and shipped wood, including cypress, to Baltimore for sale around the country and for export. The Budd-Landgraf team purchased the home in 2016 and they have undertaken substantial renovations while remaining true to the original architectural style.

posted 05.30.2019

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