Judge David E. Johnston earned a plac...

Judge David E. Johnston earned a place in Mercer history

There are 15 comments on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph story from Mar 3, 2013, titled Judge David E. Johnston earned a place in Mercer history. In it, Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that:

Thirty years ago, back in 1983, there wasn't any public brouhaha at all when Judge David E. Johnston's Bluefield mansion was demolished.

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Terri

Princeton, WV

#1 Mar 3, 2013
Yes, there should have been something done there, mostly because people wait to see if anybody was going to say or do something, the judge didn't live in Bluefield long, but none the less it was important to out history. He was a great servant for our county. Since Bluefield Sanitarium went there, that alone was a great service to Mercer County. It didn't end up a parking lot.
Zeek

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Mar 3, 2013
Terri wrote:
Yes, there should have been something done there, mostly because people wait to see if anybody was going to say or do something, the judge didn't live in Bluefield long, but none the less it was important to out history. He was a great servant for our county. Since Bluefield Sanitarium went there, that alone was a great service to Mercer County. It didn't end up a parking lot.
Girl, your post makes absolutely no sense at all.
George

Athens, WV

#3 Mar 3, 2013
Ditto as to not making any sense.
Retired RR

Beaver, WV

#4 Mar 3, 2013
George wrote:
Ditto as to not making any sense.
My f**king head hurts..
Flower

Chesapeake, OH

#5 Mar 3, 2013
People weren't enlightened as they are now either.
Zeek

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 3, 2013
I read the article this morning and was somewhat anxious to hear what others thought about it. However, for some reason, this article seems to have attracted the dumbest posters alive. The only posts making any sense are the ones bashing the freaks who ramble or try to dispense some type of prophecy about "enlightenment"?? Jeez, what a bunch of tards.
Earth mother

Chesapeake, OH

#7 Mar 4, 2013
Zeek wrote:
I read the article this morning and was somewhat anxious to hear what others thought about it. However, for some reason, this article seems to have attracted the dumbest posters alive. The only posts making any sense are the ones bashing the freaks who ramble or try to dispense some type of prophecy about "enlightenment"?? Jeez, what a bunch of tards.
Read more and ask questions. "tards"! Is that the best you can come up with?
Why don't you come to court even if it's for curosity's sake.
Hear all sides. Then make your remarks. Maybe then they won't be so asinine!
Give a call to the historical society. They answered every question I had!
Try talking to Mrs. Cutlip, you won't get anywhere.
Look at the big picture.
If you were born in this area, chances are this includes your ancestors.
Grow up. Be an adult, don't call names, stand up and make a decision.
Zeek

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Mar 6, 2013
Earth mother wrote:
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Read more and ask questions. "tards"! Is that the best you can come up with?
Why don't you come to court even if it's for curosity's sake.
Hear all sides. Then make your remarks. Maybe then they won't be so asinine!
Give a call to the historical society. They answered every question I had!
Try talking to Mrs. Cutlip, you won't get anywhere.
Look at the big picture.
If you were born in this area, chances are this includes your ancestors.
Grow up. Be an adult, don't call names, stand up and make a decision.
I would make a decision...tear the trash down ! I was born in this area and I know the type structures built in the late 1800's-early 1900's. No insulation, poor to no drainage around the foundations usually dependent on the natural slope to divert water, etc. In 100 years, a structure has served its useful purpose and now needs to be "converted" to something useful with today and tomorrow in mind. Thats the problem with this area, we try to hang on to the past at the expense of the future. When industrial areas and cities are remodeling and looking to the future, we here in southern WV try to cling only to history, feeling like the best times have already passed us by. So rather than save a dilapidated shed, burn it down for a fire dept training exercise and build a fast food restaurant that will give jobs to locals and create a tax source for our giant government. That sounds better than putting it on indefinite life support. That IS the big picture.
Zeek Off

Princeton, WV

#9 Mar 13, 2013
Zeek wrote:
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I would make a decision...tear the trash down ! I was born in this area and I know the type structures built in the late 1800's-early 1900's. No insulation, poor to no drainage around the foundations usually dependent on the natural slope to divert water, etc. In 100 years, a structure has served its useful purpose and now needs to be "converted" to something useful with today and tomorrow in mind. Thats the problem with this area, we try to hang on to the past at the expense of the future. When industrial areas and cities are remodeling and looking to the future, we here in southern WV try to cling only to history, feeling like the best times have already passed us by. So rather than save a dilapidated shed, burn it down for a fire dept training exercise and build a fast food restaurant that will give jobs to locals and create a tax source for our giant government. That sounds better than putting it on indefinite life support. That IS the big picture.
Unfortunately Zeek you don't know the whole story, that's too bad. Hopefully none of your ancestors came from this line of people or it would be different I'm sure.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#10 Mar 13, 2013
The brilliance is flowing again
NoOne Important

United States

#12 Apr 9, 2013
Ideas of "converting" it into a museum/park.
That is a healthy and wealthy decision!
The drugs and welfare have made this area needy and poor.
We don't need another fast food restaurant unless its to bring in "visitors" from out of town!!
Hanging on to history, my God, you can't know where you're going unless you know where you've been. If you care at all.
Zeek, the problem with thus area are people who think like you.
Personally

Bluefield, WV

#13 Apr 9, 2013
I don't think this should've gotten as far as it did. The point is this property is privately owned. For those that don't understand that... she has the right to do whatever she wants with HER property, history or not. No one had any right to try and stop her!
NoOne Important

United States

#14 Apr 10, 2013
Personally wrote:
I don't think this should've gotten as far as it did. The point is this property is privately owned. For those that don't understand that... she has the right to do whatever she wants with HER property, history or not. No one had any right to try and stop her!
If you knew the whole story, and by your comment, you don't.
Personally

Bluefield, WV

#15 Apr 10, 2013
NoOne Important wrote:
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If you knew the whole story, and by your comment, you don't.
FYI... I have kept up with the story. The city and Cutlip agreed to demo the house. The H.S. stepped in to try and stop it... which they had NO RIGHT! They (H.S.) couldn't pay what she wanted so... the house isn't for sale. Mrs. Cutlip keeps and does with HER property what she wishes. I think that about covers it minus all the whining in between.
NoOne Important

United States

#16 Apr 11, 2013
Personally wrote:
<quoted text>FYI... I have kept up with the story. The city and Cutlip agreed to demo the house. The H.S. stepped in to try and stop it... which they had NO RIGHT! They (H.S.) couldn't pay what she wanted so... the house isn't for sale. Mrs. Cutlip keeps and does with HER property what she wishes. I think that about covers it minus all the whining in between.
Like I said. You DON'T know the whole story.
Ms Cutlip was part of a "society" that was going to renovate the house, back in 2009.
They couldn't do anything with it.
What makes you think the Historicsl society can't afford this property.
Yes, it's Ms cutlips property but it isn't her main residence.
She's not from this area, so why should she bother with history?
I've prayed that there would be a resolution for all involved.
No one wants to disrespect Ms Cutlip nor cheat her out of her property.
A person should not go back and forth --- for sale ---not for sale---$200,000----$100,000.
Dangling this in people's faces.

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