Category Archives: history

the last builder

taking over from gordon homes was jolamar, which built sections 3 & 4, cardinal glen section & common ground map lots 120-185.

jolamar’s houses include one of the larger house models, a 5-window colonial, and maximised interior space using 2×3″ studs instead of 2x4s for partition walls…not sure if exterior walls were also 2x3s.

the second builder in cardinal glen

taking over from birchwood was gordon homes, which built section 2, cardinal glen section & common ground map lots 58-119; the model homes were the houses across blue jay ct from the bahai church, lots 5-8, with lots 1-4 also gordon’s.

there are 4 different houseplans, but every house was unique in some way: our family room is on a slab, but in the same model further around the circle it’s over a crawlspace. switches are on different sides of doorways & rooms. plumbing…don’t get me started;-} suffice it to say that almost ever gordon home has had the street supply line replaced, and remember that issue with pinhole leaks in copper piping? yup, been there, replaced that;-}

Rename Rt 7

rt7Route 7 was named for the racist, avowed white supremacist and Senator Harry F. Byrd. Please vote in our poll:

to vote

looking down the barrel of a civilwar cannon:-)

should it stay or should it go?-/

this morning i attended rich gillespie’s civilwar walking tour
https://www.leesburgva.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/28314/5633

and of course saw the statue in front of the loco courthouse
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gillespie noted that it was put up to honor the dead after 50 yrs, and that it was not needed to enforce jim crow, a black man having recently been lynched with barbed wire

of course it was not _intended_ to intimidate, but it certainly _reminded_ blacks who really won:-/

and dont forget there are no confederate monuments to longstreet, who committed the sin of enforcing black rights:-/

so if this statue is not taken down, it should be modified to reflect the fact that these traitors were _not_ hanged, perhaps with a cut noose on his neck, hmmm?-/