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for Washington the Magazine Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 2018
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In the area of Washington formerly known as “Pungo Town,” the Federal Style residence built by two brothers has changed little since its construction in 1795. Passed down to members of the Marsh family until 1942, a relative of former owners restored the house to National Trust preservation guidelines as part of her master’s thesis. The Congletons continue the architectural integrity tradition for the residence whose housing history includes Union officers during the Civil War.
The focal point on Main Street for four decades has become the main attraction anew through additions to its facility, in time for the annual fossil festival. In its buildings are the gift shop and learning center. Outside are mounds for intrepid fossil hunters. The boon for the museum and Aurora year around: visitors from all fifty states, as well as faraway countries and continents.