Unfortunately, my hometown of Waynesboro, Virginia has not done a good job of saving its historic structures. As a matter of fact, most of the Civil War era and pre-Civil War era buildings have been razed. It's been a point of contention with me for many years. However, there is one recent exception. "The Red Brick House" that was once a school and also served as a residence. This building was very close to 2 homes I lived in as a boy. It is one of the few remaining structures in Waynesboro to have witnessed the Battle of Waynesboro. The new owner seems to recognize the important history and potential of this old structure.
And Part 2 . . .