Penniman Par-TAY! It’s DONE!

Updated! Good lecture. Good times.  😀 Ghost Towns. Virginia History. Phenomenal Personal Sacrifice. Women workers. And a devastating epidemic that wiped out so many workers that the local cemeteries ran out of space. Penniman has all of these elements and more, and...

One Word for Sandston: Oopsie

When you drive into Sandston (Virginia), you might see this historic marker (shown below) which states that Sandston (a WW1-era DuPont munitions site) had “230 Aladdin houses, that were erected for plant workers.” That’s the “oopsie.”...

Richmond, Virginia Continues to Amaze

UPDATE! Rose will be giving a talk in Richmond on September 25th at the Virginia Center of Architecture! Click here for more details! April 4th of this year, I had a delightful time riding around Richmond in a Lexus SUV filled with several knowledgeable, intelligent...