I LOVE learning my city's history, an interest which takes us on many free and cheap outings around town. We always stop when we see homes from another era, trying to imagine how the rolling hills looked before development.
In my real estate research, I'm stumbling across artifacts of our next neighborhood. I was already familiar with Traveller's Rest, the colonial home of Judge John Overton, which lies behind my husband's school. But there's more to the story--an estate so palatial that no one could afford to buy it, a home dismantled stone by stone. You can read the sad story of Crieve Hall here.