239 and 241 West Main Street


Historic Commercial Property in Covington, Virginia


Unique offering of a historic and stately commercial property in the highly visible central business district of Covington, Virginia near the Post Office and in the same block as the Alleghany County Courthouse. This property features a frame structure known locally as the Scott-Hammond House that was originally built by Irishman, William Scott, in 1824. The rich history of the property includes ties to many prominent individuals and interesting stories including a brief occupation of the structure by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Today visitors can still view the interior logs, staircase and hand carved mantels over the fireplaces. Various tenants have rented the property in the past for a wide range of uses including a gift shop and law offices. In recent years, the property has provided quality office space for the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and B.A. Rupert Real Estate, Inc.

The property as it currently exists has a total of approximately 3,000 square feet of useable area divided into two separate professional office suites with storage on the second floor. The building has central heat and air conditioning. Each tenant has private bath facilities. The irregular shaped site contains a total of approximately 5,656 square feet being a portion of Lot 88, Old Town Covington with 53.21 feet of frontage on West Main Street and 30.38 feet of frontage on a public alley in the rear. There is some on-site parking available at the rear of the property and ample parking available along West Main Street.

This listing offers the rare opportunity to purchase a historically significant property in a prime location with excellent income producing potential. The property offers many outstanding opportunities and could qualify for Historic Preservation Tax incentives. Additional information is available upon request including a more thorough history of the Scott-Hammond House written by Howard Hammond, a local historian and family descendant of William Scott. 

PRICE: $80,000