It began, as many of these discoveries do, with some blueprints for a new feature. The owners of Bacon’s Castle in Surrey, Virginia, who currently utilize the building as a historic house museum, needed to put in a new parking spot for their handicapped patrons. The process was initiated by the current owners of the castle, Preservation Virginia.
Preservation Virginia, which was founded in 1889 as the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, was the United States’ first statewide historic preservation group. It was their organization who hired restoration craftsman Mike Adams and tasked him to work on the new handicapped parking spot. Of course, it wasn’t the only time the castle had been worked on over the years…