Photo: Cleydael. Credit: Motley’s Auction and Realty Group.
Three historic buildings in Texas’ Bastrop State Park were lost in the recent wildfire, but many other structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps have survived, according to Ben Wear of the Austin American-Statesman. In case you are wondering, the CCC was a federal work relief project created by President Roosevelt to combat unemployment during the Depression.
Bidders have an opportunity to buy the home of Dr. Richard Stuart, where Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth unsuccessfully sought treatment for his ankle, which was injured when he jumped to the stage of Ford’s Theatre.
According to Linda Wheeler of the Washington Post, the home (plus 12 acres) near Fredericksburg, Va. was put up for auction after owner Kathryn Coombs, who used it as a movie location, died without a will.
As described in the auction listing, the 3,300-square-foot home at 7411 Peppermill Drive, King George, Va., is a two-story Colonial built in 1859. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, tall ceilings and a wrap-around front porch.