The oldest standing freedman house (freed slaves) in Charlottesville was torn down today. It was situated at the top of our street and one of two houses that stood on the acreage that is now Robinson Woods (named after Mrs. Robinson who owned  the land that is now our neighborhood). I’m glad it was torn down- it was an eyesore and very likely a health hazard, but at the same time the historian and ancestry buff in me is sad to see another physical reminder of the old days gone for good. I had to document it! So we all took a little self-guided tour to see what the interior looked like (ugh! I feel bad for the family that lived here just a couple months ago! Ew!) and we also did a little “then and now” photo session before the excavator came rolling in.


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