Raccoons

Uploaded 17 Dec 2008
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© James Hall
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Taken in the C.B. Holt Rock House, one of the first African American owned homes in Charlottesville, VA built by hand with stones carted up from the Rivanna River during the time of Jim Crow laws. The house's history is as colorful as it's walls – a family’s residence, at one point a basement speak easy, and later once abandoned, it was a house of ill-repute, of vagrants, drugs and prostitution for over 30 years. In 2005 it's historical significance was recognized and shortly after this series of photos was taken, the interior was gutted and rebuilt, the stone exterior left intact. The house now holds the offices of pro-bono legal counsel, as well as information about the history of the home.

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  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Sweet shot!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (12 May 2009):

    super compo!

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