An historic home is going to be rebuilt in Amherst County. Tusculum is the 18th-century home of Sweet Briar founder Indiana Fletcher Williams' mother.
The home was recently bought by Janis and Sam Roskelley after a yearlong search for the right owners.
Sweet Briar College President Jo Ellen Parker said the college is happy about the purchase.
“We worked with our partners in the historical preservation community and the Tusculum advisory council throughout this process to find someone who could restore the building with historical sensitivity,” she said.
Nearly 10 years ago, through a partnership between Sweet Briar, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Preservation Virginia, the house was disassembled, cataloged and moved to campus for storage and preservation. Originally, Sweet Briar hoped to raise funds to rebuild the historic home on campus.
The owners want to rebuild the 1750s portion of the home. Materials from an early 19th-century addition will be preserved for a possible future add-on on the other side of the original structure.