Sunday, May 16, 2010
Historic Preservation Month honors the Odd Fellows Cemetery
When the blog went on line to pay its storm water fee to the City of Winston-Salem, it was astonished 1. to learn that May is Historic Preservation Month and 2. that the City of Winston-Salem was unveiling a new historical marker at the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Shorefair Drive this very afternoon! Way to go, Winston-Salem. The blog was otherwise occupied (by pre-commencement festivities on the Wake Forest campus - way to go, Erin), but here provides a link to the city's description of this important site (the ten-acre site is estimated to contain 10,000 graves of African-Americans, most from the early decades of the 20th century), a link to the article in the Winston-Salem Journal and some 2009 photographs from its own archives.
Posted by S. E. Fahrbach at 3:16 PM