Though the windows are still boarded up and it may seem the fate of Thomas Calhoun Walker’s home on Gloucester’s Main Street may be in question, members of Gloucester’s Economic Development Authority have not given up on its vision of restoring the home and opening it to visitors.
Walker was the first African American to practice law in Gloucester County and is also known as a civil rights leader who advocated for education for blacks in the community.
Gloucester EDA treasurer Wesley Wilson approached the board of supervisors during its June 5 meeting, asking the governing body for its support in the effort to restore the T.C. Walker House and also the Woodville School, located near Ordinary. The board unanimously passed the resolution of support.
However, according to Wilson, Hampton University, the school that currently owns the property on which the T.C. Walker House sits, has yet to enter into a memorandum of understanding giving consent for the EDA to mov...
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