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Historic Home Could Be Demolished to Build Restaurant

There are 13 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Mar 2, 2010, titled Historic Home Could Be Demolished to Build Restaurant. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A historic home in Jamestown that has stood for almost 200 years could soon be demolished and replaced by a fast-food restaurant.

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commonsense99

Clemmons, NC

#1 Mar 2, 2010
bottom line is, if you don't own it, you should not and do not have any control over what happens to it. That's life, folks...
rmfallon

Greensboro, NC

#2 Mar 2, 2010
What a shame...The town needs to do everything possible to save the historic structure -
rwb

New London, NC

#3 Mar 2, 2010
It's a piece of history. There should be a law to protect something that old, it's like a landmark that shouldn't be removed.
Pete Jenkins

Denton, NC

#4 Mar 3, 2010
We have enough "fast food" restaurants in town, but not enough historic homes. Keep it around!
Just Me

High Point, NC

#5 Mar 3, 2010
@ rmfallon, rwb, Pete Jenkins.

I am sure the owners would sell this to you if you offer them what Bojangles did. That way everyone wins, the owner sells a house that is beyond repair, you gain a historic pile of rotten wood that you can keep around. At least until the city comes in and condemns the property and the Tax payers will not have to pay to have another over budget project this year.
Grace

High Point, NC

#6 Mar 3, 2010
If the people in Jamestown cared so much about the house, it would not be in such bad shape. Right now it is a historical eyesore. I know we have enough fast food places, and this is a shame, but this house has seen better days.
SecretScoundrel

Burlington, NC

#7 Mar 3, 2010
It would be a great project for students interested in history and/or construction. Take the house apart and rebuild it piece be piece at another location. I have seen several log cabins moved this way and they've turned out very well. Ragsdale High School and Guilford County Comm. College should definitely be on top of this.
Coach

High Point, NC

#8 Mar 3, 2010
Obviously no one has cared about the property until now, or it would not be in this bad of shape. If someone wants it to stay there so bad, buy it! Otherwise I am sure the people that own it are going to get a pretty penny for the property. In today's economy who could blame them for taking a pay day! It's no godd to anyone the way it sits, it is an eye sore!
alwaysqueenie

Greensboro, NC

#9 Mar 3, 2010
Well coach, maybe they can build a Bojangles across the street from your home..The Town of Jamestown doesn't support anything that has to do with the businesses in Jamestown..Jamestown was once a lovely town and could be again..But, I doubt it. will not be done by turning it into a mere continuation of the eyesore known as High Point Road..Hey, Maybe they could build it in the pasture on the Ragsdale property..That way they could sell off some more of their Grandparents land and stop in for a biscuit and some chicken. Really!
Coach

High Point, NC

#10 Mar 3, 2010
alwaysqueenie wrote:
Well coach, maybe they can build a Bojangles across the street from your home..The Town of Jamestown doesn't support anything that has to do with the businesses in Jamestown..Jamestown was once a lovely town and could be again..But, I doubt it. will not be done by turning it into a mere continuation of the eyesore known as High Point Road..Hey, Maybe they could build it in the pasture on the Ragsdale property..That way they could sell off some more of their Grandparents land and stop in for a biscuit and some chicken. Really!
I did not realize that Jamestown was such sacred ground! Selling the land and getting a biscuit sounds like a good idea! I forgot that you folks that live in Jamestown were better than us city folk! Live in your mansion and drive your Lexus and stay in your little fantasy world of Jamestown. Hell if Jamestown is so prestige I am suprised it is not gated and only the rich and famous could pass through! It is called reality, wake up and smell the coffee. You likely don't know what that is, you have probably have a nanny to take care of your kids and a maid to clean your big mansion in Jamestown! Sure glad I'm not you!
Cat

Shreveport, LA

#11 Mar 3, 2010
Why do I think the fine people of Jamestown care far more about the fact that a fast-food business is about to come to their side of the bridge than the preservation of the Potter House?? It only takes one look at this house in its current condition to realize just what these folks really care about preserving!! And they're any better than the rest of us because......????
John

Greensboro, NC

#12 Mar 3, 2010
Seems to me that whoever owns the house can do whatever he wants with it.

I don't get how "we" have a say in the matter.
tjh

Reidsville, NC

#13 Mar 4, 2010
where do you draw the line, sure its historic but it is beyond repair. Sometimes you have to let go unless they are going to step up and find a solution. Tearing it down is better than it sitting like it is now.

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