Campaign Hopes to Save Piece of Wayne...

Campaign Hopes to Save Piece of Waynesboro's History

There are 1 comment on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 1, 2013, titled Campaign Hopes to Save Piece of Waynesboro's History. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Waynesboro is running out of time to save an important piece of its history. The city's first schoolhouse and the former Masonic Lodge is in danger of getting torn down if funds aren't raised to get the building up to code.

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Richard Williams

Staunton, VA

#1 Jul 3, 2013
Sadly, Waynesboro has a "history" of being quick to demolish many of its most historic structures - the original Grace Lutheran Church on Wayne Ave - across from the First Baptist Church, the old Fishburne Drug Store on Main St, one of the original Jackson-Wilson School buildings on Pine Ave. There were, at the time, attempts to save all these buildings but it seems the concerns always fell on deaf ears. While I understand that city officials are often hampered by budget realities and respect for private property, other communities like Staunton and Lexington have done far better jobs at saving these old structures.

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