J.S.YOUNG & CO. OFFICE BUILDING ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION
The Young Building is the only example of the Jacobean Revival style in Charlottesville. The basic form of the
building is that of a 2-storey, 5-bay, single-pile structure with a rear addition of nearly equal size. The high
foundation is covered with concrete up to the water table. The walls are veneered with brick laid in stretcher bond.
There are comer quoins of rusticated brick and a projecting string-course. The main block of the building has a
medium-pitched gabled roof, covered with composition shingles, with deeply projecting eaves and decoratively
shaped rafter ends. The great Jacobean gables at the ends of the main block and over the central bay of the facade
are topped with metal finials. The central gable also has metal scroll cresting. A circular attic window in each gable
has been closed. There are two small interior chimneys. Widows are double-sash, 4-over-1 light, jack-arched at
the first-storey level and segmental-headed at the second. Basement windows are very short 3-light hinged sash.
There is no indication, either architecturally or on the Sanbom maps, that the building ever had any sort of entrance
porch, although there was undoubtedly something more formal than the present concrete steps that lead directly up
to the central entrance. The door is flanked by narrow 9-light casement windows, and all have transoms set under
a single segmental arch. Above the entrance, the central bay of the facade projects slightly and is crowned by a
Jacobean gable. This wide bay has two windows with a decorative brick diamond with a “Y” between them. The
hipped-roofed addition covering most of the rear elevation appears to be original and matches the main block in
all details, lacking only the Jacobean gables.–SURVEY OF 18 NATIONAL REGISTER PROPERTIES
AND PROPOSAL FOR LOCAL DESIGNATION Charlottesville Virginia July 1993
Father, husband, brother, uncle, friend… A very very very good man.
June 30, 1926 — June 11, 2012
My fears regarding the future of neighborhoods? Cut them open to get to the golden eggs, trade them for a handful of magic beans, shrink National Historic Districts and ADC’s to the size of handkerchiefs, widen roads, install sewage pipes in the air, cut down the trees, fire engines everywhere. Anything is possible.
Charlottesville Tomorrow has the story:
Look3 closes with a joyful noise. One story I wish I had a recording of was Camille Seamen’s creation myth, her close call, her narrative of wakening to a purpose, sharing the glory of earth. Sharing the love. Nick Nichols provided a preview of Snow Tree, a visual anthem, to be published in National Geographic December 2012. Beautiful beautiful beautiful, this tree seen a different way.
(Photo above: The singing photographer, Arlene Gottfriedis joined by the Mount Zion First African Baptist Church choir)
Information on the Charlottesville Police ride along program available here.
This is a posed picture. My mom can walk. Works on it everyday. Big cerebral event two months ago. She hadn’t been in a car in nine weeks. What American does that? Beautiful weather, I proposed a test drive, “where would you like to go?”
She said, “I’d like to see my brother.”
So we did.
Drove across town.
Pausing for a
Franklin Street. Still waiting for those pedestrian provisions.
reenactor (noun)–a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier.–Dictionary.com
The event in this case, local militia putting up light resistance as Banastre Tarleton and his soldiers crossed the Rivanna at Secretary’s Ford and headed up Monticello to try and catch the slippery Thomas Jefferson and TV star/Virginia legislator Daniel Boone,
first militia action, June 4, 1781, this militia action, Jackson Park, June 2, 2012.
You might ask “what is enhanced water?”
WATER, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), NATURAL FLAVOR, POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SUCRALOSE, SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3), CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR), VITAMIN E ACETATE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6)
You might ask “what is enhanced enhanced water?” I think that is what we have here…water, urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, a.k.a. pee.
75% of the vehicles that scour through this street are folk using the Belmont and Woolen Mills neighborhoods as a short-cut. The tide of cars and trucks lowers quality of life. Some motorists eject loaded diapers or products of micturition along with their normal trash. These are the special people.