This page is in development dedicated to preserving memories of places that have been lost to the ages, which could have been otherwise preserved. It is our duty to preserve our past in order to preserve our community else fall prey to it's demise through our complacency. Change is all well and a good thing except when it destroys our identity, failing to maintain the memory of who we are and the community we live in. Especially when it is unnessary and only to fill the greedy pockets of a few.
List of homes and sites which are threatened or now rest lost with the ages...
"Chatham" circa 1859 Prince Edward County. Home of James and Martha Watson demolished 1990
"Flood House"Appomattox County demolished 2009-2012
Major Joel Walker Flood's home, Gen. Longstreets Headquarters at Appomattox recieved substantial damage when the west wall of the home collapsed exposing it to the elements. In this 2009 image the home was still in a good condition for restoration, but without funding or interest, the building and property was sold and the remnants of it were eventually bulldozed over in summer 2011.
Front of Maj. Floods
Southside even though the wall collapsed it was intact and the floor structure could have been restored. Imagine a moment in time April 8, 1865 the Confederate forces gathered here with Longstreets command, in the background the landscape rise towards Vera and the Confederate lines facing the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Meade whose headquarters were posted at "Rosebower."
Bull dozed in 2011
All that remains is a pile of brick rubble and broken wood pieces. Spring 2012