Scenes from the protests in Wisconsin, transmitted by our peripatetic DC correspondent, Maurice. Jon, the IWW banner exactly captures the sentiment you expressed last night - teachers, and other college-educated public servants are now clearly identified as members of the working class. Things might get interesting if voters begin to vote their real interests...
Boomburb is a neologism for a large, rapidly growing city that remains essentially suburban in character even as it reaches populations more typical of urban core cities. Like edge city, an older and more widely accepted term, it describes a relatively recent phenomenon in North America.
The home of recently deceased Winston-Salem legend Phil Hanes has been donated to Wake Forest University. It is currently inaccessible to the public as it is located down Chatham Farm Road, a private lane. The blog drives past the entrance on Robinhood Road every day,, and yearns for a glimpse of this property. The house, built in 1930, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is referred to as both the Middleton House and the Chatham-Hanes House. It took the blog some digging, but this property is even more interesting than its 1930 construction date implies. From an NRHP Workshop, the blog learned:
Middleton House, Forsyth County, North Carolina (February 28, 2000). The Winston-Salem home of Martha Thurmond Chatham, widow of one of state’s most prominent textile industrialists, has been recognized for its design achievement and association with the early historic preservation movement. The relocated Federal-style plantation house (ca. 1829) and its gracefully designed five-acre site resulted from the 1930-1933 collaboration of prominent country estate designer Ellen Biddle Shipman of New York and local restoration architect William Roy Wallace (who had worked under Philadelphia’s Charles Barton Keen).
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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