BRIEF: Mold prompts temporary closure of Point of Honor Carriage House
Sep 14, 2012 (Menafn - The News & Advance - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --The Point of Honor Carriage House is temporarily closing due to discovery of mold, Lynchburg officials announced Friday.
The main Point of Honor house will remain open and available for tours. The Carriage House contains the attraction's ticket counter, gift shop and restrooms.
Officials said the Carriage House had a leak in its cooling system recently, and mold was found in the building last Tuesday.
A cleaning service specializing in mold remediation is being brought in as a safety precaution. The cooling system will also be inspected to prevent reoccurrences.
The Lynchburg Museum System said the damage was not significant and no artifacts were endangered. Officials hope to reopen the Carriage House in time for the annual Day at the Point festival Oct. 6.
The historic Point of Honor house is a Federal-style mansion built in 1815 by Dr. George Cabell Sr. The house is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is 6 with discounts for children, students and senior citizens.
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