Historic home is moved to make room for retreat

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Posted: July 30, 2013

The Winchester Star

Georgetown University, which purchased the property in 2010 on Blue Ridge Mountain to build the Calcagnini Retreat Center, decided to move the 1894 Gothic-Revival dwelling called Hohenheim farther to the southwest.
The Hohenheim house (right) was moved to a new location to make room for new buildings at Georgetown University’s Calcagnini Contemplative Center in Clarke County, which are under construction at left. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

BLUEMONT — For more than 100 years, Hohenheim has perched on Blue Ridge Mountain, overlooking the hazy Shenandoah Valley below.

The house’s name, appropriately, means “high hill” in German,...



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