Durham and Its Kit Homes! (Updated!)

On Saturday (May 19th), I’ll be at the Rialto Theater giving a talk on the Kit Homes of Raleigh. On Thursday (May 17th), Katherine Jordan drove me through Durham (next door to Raleigh) to look for kit homes. And we found a few! As is typical in this part of the...

Of Houses and Hubbies

I love Elkins, WV. It’s a beautiful place and a lovely city. And I love the people of Elkins, too. Especially this guy (pictured below), sitting on the rock. His name is Wayne Ringer and he’s from¬†Elkins, West Virginia. He graduated from Davis and Elkins...

Choo-choos in Crewe, and Sears Homes Too!

In the late 1800s, the repair shops for Norfolk and Western’s steam locomotives were based in Crewe, Virginia. In the mid 20th Century, railroads abandoned steam (and their repair shops) and turned to diesel-electric locomotives.¬† One of the legacies left behind...