Today was a travel day, and I am sitting in the coffeeshop of a Barnes and Noble banging this post out as fast as I can. I Went to one of my favorite places today, Williamsburg. This was the pre revolutionary British capital of Virginia. Next to the college of William and Mary the village contained many of the original buildings from the late 1600's to the revolutionary period. They were run down but still standing.
The pastor of the local Bruton Parish Church restored his church and realized the entire historic neighborhood was being lost. He interested John D. Rockefeller in the project. They tore down 720 later buildings in the historic area and restored those that remained.
They aquired plans of the time and rebuilt dozens of structures that had been destroyed. They returned the town to a painstakingly accurate recreation of what it had looked like before our revolution. Gotta go..... More tomorrow.