Living in The Hunger Games District 12
The historic mill village that served as “The Hunger Games” shooting location has been put up for sale
Mr Wade Sheperd, the 83-year-old owner of the small textile village in Burke County, would have never thought in his wildest dreams that his property could ever become a movie location. He owns the property since 1975. The entire area of Henry River Mill Village, located 70 miles outside of Asheville – North Carolina – the shooting location for the fictional District 12 has been put up for sale. Amount to be ponied up: 1.4 million dollars.
The purchase of the village – that has been included in the North Carolina Study List of the National Register of Historic Places and can be developed for commercial or private uses – is still considered to be a good investment. Buyers can benefit from 40% commercial tax credits or 30% private tax credits, if they use preservation covenants and follow the standards established by the Secretary of Interiors for Restoration.
The building of the village as a planned community started in 1900 and operations stopped in the mid-1960s. The 72-acre village hosts 20 buildings. It represents an important vestige of the change of American agrarian society into an industrial society.
When The Hunger Games movie – the science fiction action drama movie directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name written by Suzanne Collins – was made, the attraction for seeing the district was phenomenal. Visitors from everywhere, including families, came from almost every state in the Union – such as New Jersey and California – to see this fascinating unaltered example of an early industrial environment in Burke County.
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