03/10/12 125 W, 1 I - + 6 - 4 And a Piano, Too

Tobacco barn and player piano, as photographed early afternoon on Raleigh Beach Road. Live burn conducted by New Hope Fire Department. The property address was 4805 Raleigh Beach Road. That's the old Coley family homestead. There's is a familiar name in the local fire service. Fifty-seven acres and a couple buildings, including a 1,177 square-foot home built in 1937. That was the training structure. The owner spoke of a couple older buildings formerly on the property, including a tenant home. The site has been the scene of woods fires in recent years. Unsure when the home was last occupied. [ Updated with YouTube embed of "The Old Piano Roll Blues." Feel free to suggest a different rendition... ]

Before most of yalls time but how bout Jerry Lee Lewis song “ Who’s gonna play this ole piano “..
Galax,Va - 03/10/12 - 20:04

Different rendition, not different song! That one by Lewis is a classic, however.
Legeros - 03/10/12 - 20:06

Sorry, you used big words and confused me.
Galax,Va - 03/10/12 - 20:19

The house was last occupied in 1996.
A Coley - 03/10/12 - 21:47

All I can say for sure is that Piano is heavy. It took 6-8 guys to hoof that this out the back door and across the yard. I hope B hop will play us a song one day.
Doppler - 03/11/12 - 00:13

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