Montgomery Parks celebrated the completed rehabilitation of the historic Seneca Store in Poolesville, Maryland. The Washington Post reporter Marissa J. Lang, spoke to several community members about the project and their memories of the store.
“For nearly a decade, Montgomery County’s longest-running general store has sat quiet and empty, its whitewashed shelves bare, the smell of bean stew and liver sandwiches gone with the family that served this community for generations. But the 118-year-old store will soon be granted a new life. After a year of work and $1 million in historic renovations, plus an accidental archaeological discovery, county officials are searching for a tenant to occupy one of the county’s most historic buildings, known for years as Poole’s General Store.
Parks officials said Saturday that they hope the store will return to its roots as a community hub, while also educating the public about the county’s deep well of history. “This place is really legendary,” said Vivian Eicke, a parks volunteer. “It’s nice to see it all come back for a new generation to come and appreciate.”