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Inova Loudoun Kicks Off $20M Campaign at Selma

Inova Loudoun Hospital unveiled its “Loudoun Rising: Taking Health to New Heights” campaign Wednesday with a celebration at the historic Selma Mansion—and a head-start, thanks in part to Selma’s owners.

Nature Is Reclaiming This One Abandoned Virginia Spot And It’s Actually Amazing

Nestled at the foot of Catocin Mountain in Loudoun County near Leesburg, the Selma Plantation mansion has sat vacant for well over a decade. Once a bustling center of social and agricultural activity, the plantation now lies empty, slowly accepting encroaching vines and decay into its landscape.

Saving Selma: Historic Manor Poised for Rebirth After Purchase

One of the grand old buildings of Loudoun is about to be restored to its former glory. On Tuesday, Sharon D. Virts and Scott F. Miller completed the purchase of Selma, the historic 20-room mansion on Rt. 15 north of Leesburg. The seller was businessman Peter J. ter Maaten, who lives in Holland. Virts, a Loudoun native, is the founder and CEO of FCi Federal, in Ashburn. Miller, company president, oversees the company’s operations.

After Saving Selma, Virts Boosts Land Trust’s Preservation Efforts

“Welcome to Selma.” Sharon D. Virts said to a crowd gathered in the shadow of the grand Selma Mansion Monday afternoon. Those words likely have not been spoken on the dilapidated and once-abandoned property in years. But on Monday, Virts and Scott F. Miller, who together purchased Selma, invited about 50 people to tour the 18,300-square-foot home and get a glimpse of the early stages of the massive effort to restore it to its former glory.

Saving Selma

The land upon which Selma is located was originally part of 10,000 acres purchased by Mrs. Ann Thomson Mason in 1741, and the original house on the property was built between 1800-1815, The property passed through several own- ers, including Beverly Family, who owned it during the Civil War.

Selma Mansion Rebirth Restoration Awarded Community Blue Ribbon Honor

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owners of Selma Mansion, Sharon D. Virts and Scott F. Miller, today announced their restoration project – Selma Mansion Rebirth -- has been awarded a 2016 Community Blue Ribbon by the Loudoun County Joint Architectural Review Board (JARB). Virts and Miller accepted the award with project Architect Wylie R. Cooke, an expert with more than 40 years of renovation, restoration and preservation expertise in historical structures and Selma site photographer/historian, Rick Martin, at the Loudoun Preservation Society (LPS) Awards Reception and Gala held on September 15 in Leesburg, Virginia.