The McClure-Barbee House will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its renovation and service as the home for local economic and community development organizations within Danville-Boyle County with an open house for members of the community 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday.
The event is being held in appreciation of the numerous individuals, businesses and organizations that have supported the project throughout the years. A light lunch will be served.
The McClure-Barbee House, built in 1852 by local architect Robert Russel Jr., has served as the home of several community development agencies for the past 10 years, including the Boyle County Industrial Foundation, the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, the Heart of Danville Main Street Program and the Community Development Council.
This historic structure was saved from demolition when hundreds of individuals within the community banded together with local community development organizations to raise the money needed to renovate the building into a home for the agencies. It has since served as a model to numerous other communities in the state and region on how to preserve an historic structure while meeting an important need in the community.