Double Feature – Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House


The double feature consists of two abandoned places in the same location or area. Billy Joe’s Ice Cream Parlor resides on 312 Border Street next to the Kirkley Hotel, in the city of Lynchburg, Virginia.

This ice parlor may be a nostalgic reminder to many of warm summer day treats. It has remained vacant for over 10 years.

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House
Some old clothes and debris lay along the side facing the Kirkley.

Since it’s closure, options for re-use have surfaced many times. In 2012, the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce want to move to this location. They started a $3,000,000 campaign to secure the property. Getting a design plan of the 10,000 square foot building by local company Wiley & Wilson and even purchasing it.

Below you can watch a video tour of the abandoned parlor.

Liberty University did own the building then and sold it at a ‘discounted’ price of $427,000 to the Chamber of Commerce. The Regional Chamber of Commerce raised $1,000,000 of their goal, decided not to use Billy Joe’s and it want back for sale.

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House
Graffiti begins to wrap around the entirety of the building.

Steadily sitting vacant, it exchanged more hands and a proposal by Sandpiper Property Management surfaced in 2017. They wanted to bring in a 122 room Woodspring Suites hotel. This fell through and Billy Joe’s sits unwanted for a time longer.

Currently, it stands covered in graffiti and decayed but For Sale. Gary W. Case and Company, a commercial realtor is the current seller.

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House
Abandoned building for sale.

Where is the abandoned Billy Joe’s Ice Cream Parlor located? You can find it with these coordinates. 37.370502, -79.177071.

The double feature consists of two abandoned places in the same location or area
Aerial vie of abandoned Billy Joe’s Ice Cream

Haunted Hazel House

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House
Flamingos protect the lawn.

Hazel house is at the end of the small road Hazel Drive, the little area of Evington, Campbell County, Virginia.

On a well manicured lawn, guarded by pink plastic flamingos; the setting for this derelict home is placed. Wooden slated beams make up the walls. Sun damage over old white paint, peeling off in layers can be seen.

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House
The flowering bush.

The metal roof, rusted red in areas has peeled up over time. Exposing the interior attic bits, always the beginning of the end to most old structures. As weather gains a foothold through the very spaced wooden roof beams, durability of the home decreases. The metal sags, almost to the point of falling. A small flowering tree stands right at the entry. The windows are unbroken, some one at some point may have wanted to save this forgotten home. Haunted to the local kids as it decays more and more through the years.

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House
Rumpled eerily are the remains of the metal roofing.

Where is the abandoned and haunted – esque Hazel House located? You can find it with these coordinates. 37.243181, -79.221293.

Abandoned Ice Cream Parlor and Haunted Hazel House
Aerial view of the abandoned Hazel House.

All photographs and video by Abandoned Playgrounds.

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