Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Silas Burke House; Burke VA

I had a recent opportunity to tour around the Silas Burke House on 'Top O' the Hill' in Burke Va. The house is owned by my father's friend Susie Fowler and her husband. Susie grew up in this house with a large family and has many great stories to share. The house is relatively unchanged from her childhood and included a working Edison Phonograph from the early 1900's. For reasons I can't explain I walked away with out getting a shot of that wonderful piece of machinery.

You can read more about Silas Burke at this LINK. Or in Wiki HERE.

You can see a few more of my images from the day by clicking HERE.


  1. Hey Dan, that's amazing. I must have driven by that house 5000 times in the last 35 years and always wondered what was inside. Thanks for sharing.
    mike meyer

  2. Glad you enjoyed the house. The Burke Historical Society (BHS) is ramping up again after a few years of inactivity. We meet at the house the last Sunday of every month at 4PM EST. We enjoy folks to attend our meetings and join the Society.

    Jon Vrana
    Vice President
    Burke Historical Society
    Burke, Virginia