Our First Public Talk on Penniman!

Thursday night, David Spriggs and I gave our first talk on Penniman, Virginia’s Own Ghost Town. While preparing our powerpoint presentation, I learned two things I had not known before: 1)  Sometime in 1917 or 1918, a German sub made its way to the York River,...

Penniman Remnants in Williamsburg

“Penniman was not erased, it was dispersed” (R. Wythe Davis). While organizing my 2,000+ pages of research notes on Penniman, I found the above quote. It was in amongst some materials shared with me by author and historian Will Molineux. It offers quite an...

And The Plat Thickens…

Updated! To read the latest, click here! Here in Norfolk, we have a real mystery on our hands. There are 16 little bungalows (which we’ve lovingly named, “The Ethel”) that were originally built at another location (don’t know where), and then...