Sammons House, Cemetery Added to Enda...

Sammons House, Cemetery Added to Endangered Sites List

There are 6 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from May 9, 2013, titled Sammons House, Cemetery Added to Endangered Sites List. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A statewide historic preservation group says a site in Albemarle County is in danger of destruction from the Route 29 Western Bypass.

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Charlottesville, VA

#1 May 13, 2013
A photo of the house and cemetery would have been a better that a picture of a guy and a sign.

Charlottesville, VA

#2 May 13, 2013
I'd get VDOT to move me far, far away.
Wouldn't want to be near that traffic alive or dead.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#3 May 13, 2013
Discrimination in reverse.

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 14, 2013
They already said they would spend taxpayer money to redo the design process and reroute the road and you STILL aren't happy? What more do you want them to do, put you up in a 5 star trailer during the construction so you can watch them build around the site instead of through it?

You can't just plop a road anywhere. They have to commission new studies, have surveyors come out and make sure the new path won't intrude on private property, make deals to buy land if necessary, and then produce the drawings. That's a lot to ask in a short time frame.
Ashley R

Harrisonburg, VA

#5 May 14, 2013
The history is very neat, however, the grave site(s) seem to be deserted until construction wants to come through and all of a sudden people are just now caring? I havent heard anything about the history of Sammons until now. So, if you wanna start caring, start with marking it as a historical landmark and maybe even some public touring to tell the story of this person's life. that would be cool.

Troy, VA

#6 May 14, 2013
Just move the grave spaces to another cemetery. No one cared about this cemetery until now, so why hold up progress?

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