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Old Slave Quarters at Clermont Farm to be Restored

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BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) - A wooden building at Clermont Farm that once served as slave quarters is being restored.

The Colorado-based nonprofit, HistoriCorps, plans to begin rehabilitating the structure in July.

James K. Hare with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources says that Clermont qualified for a $165,000 grant from the National Park Service to rehabilitate the building.

The park service has made money available to historic properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

The old slave quarters was built in 1823. It was expanded prior to the Civil War and electricity and plumbing were installed in the early 20th century.

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