Circa 1850 Farm House / Seven Oaks
cathie g

Concord, NC

#41 Jul 21, 2009
BBB wrote:
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It has already been explained that these houses are being preserved. So what exactly is your beef?
sorry-i posted under the wrong person (sharing a computer is for the birds!) here is my comment again: i hate to see the homes be changed into something different than they were intended to be is my beef. i also know that builders and developers will say and do most anything to aquire land. has it been stated in the purchase contract that the houses MUST be perserved or is it just the word of the developer? if there is some binding legal contract stating they must be preserved then i have no issue-can you tell me thats the case?
HEARTLESS

Charlotte, NC

#42 Jul 21, 2009
BBB/Stowe doesn't want to discuss that cathie g. Why are you causing waves is his beef.
BBB

United States

#43 Jul 21, 2009
cathie g wrote:
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sorry-i posted under the wrong person (sharing a computer is for the birds!) here is my comment again: i hate to see the homes be changed into something different than they were intended to be is my beef. i also know that builders and developers will say and do most anything to aquire land. has it been stated in the purchase contract that the houses MUST be perserved or is it just the word of the developer? if there is some binding legal contract stating they must be preserved then i have no issue-can you tell me thats the case?
When I spoke to Crosland about it the man said there were legal conditions put on the sale by the Stowe Foundation and that Crosland shares the vision of DSBG.

DSBG requires the development to compliment the Gardens, not detract from them. So yes, there are legal requirements attached to the development.
StopIT

Fayetteville, NC

#44 Jul 21, 2009
BBB wrote:
<quoted text>
When I spoke to Crosland about it the man said there were legal conditions put on the sale by the Stowe Foundation and that Crosland shares the vision of DSBG.
DSBG requires the development to compliment the Gardens, not detract from them. So yes, there are legal requirements attached to the development.
How does the Crosland bankruptcy affect the sale?
BBB

United States

#45 Jul 21, 2009
StopIT wrote:
<quoted text>
How does the Crosland bankruptcy affect the sale?
I have not heard a Crosland bankruptcy. Could you it be you are thnking of Crescent?
StopIT

Fayetteville, NC

#46 Jul 21, 2009
BBB wrote:
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I have not heard a Crosland bankruptcy. Could you it be you are thnking of Crescent?
Ah, yes. Crescent.
cathie g

Concord, NC

#47 Jul 21, 2009
BBB wrote:
<quoted text>
When I spoke to Crosland about it the man said there were legal conditions put on the sale by the Stowe Foundation and that Crosland shares the vision of DSBG.
DSBG requires the development to compliment the Gardens, not detract from them. So yes, there are legal requirements attached to the development.
thank you for this reply. in reference to the other post where i called you an ill man...im sorry-shouldnt have said that, shows my lack of patience. at least this response wasnt in an ugly tone. also...i know im not a stowe and that i have NO say in what they do with any holding they have, that was never what i was trying to get across to anyone. i just love those two homes and the land they sit on and feel its a shame they cant stay as they are. however, i understand how this world works and our economy as well.
tweet

Charlotte, NC

#48 Jul 23, 2009
in reading over these threads about crosland and the fate of these houses, one thing that bothers me is the way that Robert only makes statements and does not respond directly to question after direct question he is asked, like:
will you sell the boat at the house?
why didn't you sell the houses separately from the land? etc etc

Robert only seems to be here for pr damage control purposes and not to participate in any type of real discussion with common folks. I find that behavior both rude and arrogant. just my humble opinion.
cathie g

Saint Cloud, FL

#49 Jul 24, 2009
questions like: who originally built and owned this home?

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#50 Jul 24, 2009
cathie g wrote:
questions like: who originally built and owned this home?
The house was originally built by a Dr. McLean before the Civil War. The smaller building next to it served as his pharmacy. He also operated a plantation on the adjoining property.
Martin

Fayetteville, NC

#51 Jul 24, 2009
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The house was originally built by a Dr. McLean before the Civil War. The smaller building next to it served as his pharmacy. He also operated a plantation on the adjoining property.
Mr. Stowe, has it always been called Seven Oaks? I knew a lady whose family worked the farm back when she was in grade school. She died in 2002 at age 78 so that would have put her there in the 20's? She said it was called the Martin farm at the time and there were barns in the field off Lower Armstrong Road. She said she came home from school one day and one of those barns was on fire and it burned to the ground. The house they lived in was to the left of the farm house if you were facing it and parts of it were still standing up until about 10 years or so ago. It either fell all the way down or someone finished it off. It was always interesting to talk to her.
cathie g

Saint Cloud, FL

#52 Jul 24, 2009
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The house was originally built by a Dr. McLean before the Civil War. The smaller building next to it served as his pharmacy. He also operated a plantation on the adjoining property.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont,_North_C...
this link states that Abram Stowe built a greek revival home that is still the oldest structure standing in the belmont area. can you give me any background on that home and where it is exactly? is it possible to go and see the home? sorry to ask so many questions but this is such an interesting subject...im very intested in our history and enjoy learning about it. thank you for your previous reply on the farmhouse.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#53 Jul 25, 2009
cathie g wrote:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belmont,_North_C...
this link states that Abram Stowe built a greek revival home that is still the oldest structure standing in the belmont area. can you give me any background on that home and where it is exactly? is it possible to go and see the home? sorry to ask so many questions but this is such an interesting subject...im very intested in our history and enjoy learning about it. thank you for your previous reply on the farmhouse.
The house sits across Catawba St. from the Belmont Historical Society.
Mark Whitworth

AOL

#54 Jul 25, 2009
Robert Stowe wrote:
Please don't hide behind your anonimous posting and judge or lecture me on good stewardship. The sale of Seven Oaks will not and cannot benefit me or my family personally. The funds from that sale will serve as an endowment for the Botanical Garden and other charitable causes. The directors of Seven Oaks Foundation have the fiduciary responsibility to get as much for the property as we can while making sure the resulting development will be a compliment to the Garden. When the master plan is announced I believe most folks will agree that we have lived up to that responsibility.
We should run the highway though your house and your farm and them damn gardens, save a lot of other people"s homes
Mark Whitworth

AOL

#55 Jul 25, 2009
Only reason the gardens were built was to save your land from having the Parkway come through it bulldoze that old house, farm and run the Parkway through your property and safe lots of other peoples homes

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#56 Jul 26, 2009
Mark Whitworth wrote:
Only reason the gardens were built was to save your land from having the Parkway come through it bulldoze that old house, farm and run the Parkway through your property and safe lots of other peoples homes
If it makes you feel better to believe that drivvel; that's your right.
Tad

Charlotte, NC

#57 Aug 1, 2009
Robert Stowe wrote:
<quoted text>The house sits across Catawba St. from the Belmont Historical Society.
What is it a biz or museum or odd residence?
Not sure

Charlotte, NC

#58 Aug 5, 2009
Tad wrote:
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What is it a biz or museum or odd residence?
Since there's a sign on the front porch that says OPEN, why don't you go in & see for yourself?
HOLLYWOOD

Charlotte, NC

#59 Sep 21, 2009
Rent out these historic picturesque sites out to Hollywood agents for on locations movies. Insiders know that no movies are being made in Cali anymore due to production costs. The studios have all but closed and hit the road across America in search of cheap places to make movies. List them for free on the NC movie/film register and let you phone ring of the hook with offers and help boost the local economy!

http://www.ncfilm.com/
Thy Bard

Belmont, NC

#60 Sep 28, 2009
You guys are little kids waiting on Santa Claus.

A word? Fools.

This is a sheet of paper with numbers on it for Crosland. That is all. That is all it will ever be for Crosland. They are a corporation and do not have human characteristcs.

And unless ya'll know something I don't about land and legalities then great.

But I warn you now, if you want to believe somebody then you will.

I KNOW what is coming. Ain't nobody gonna BS me.

BBB is trying like hell to pump this thing. How much land you got BBB? How are YOU gonna make money off of CHANGE?

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