Historic Chesterfield cottage moved to a new home

Historic Chesterfield cottage moved to a new home
The cottage was one of approximately 40 cottages built at the Moore’s Lake retreat in 1929.

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County has preserved some of its “roadside past” this week as a small historic cottage that was built in 1929 was moved to a new home.

The cottage was one of 40 that was build at the Moore’s Lake retreat.

“It serves as a reminder of a bygone time when Route 1 was the main highway from Maine to Florida, and travelers from far and wide stopped at the popular vacation spot," Chesterfield County said in a news release.

The cottage was carefully loaded onto a trailer and moved to Falling Creek Ironworks Park this week.

“Cottages were scattered across the retreat property which featured a lake with a sandy beach, water slides, a dance hall and eventually a restaurant,” the county said.

Chesterfield officials say that once Interstate 95 was built, it pulled traffic away from the area and the popular getaway spot went out of business.

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