T.C. Walker House tour

- Posted on Oct 10, 2018 - 01:55 PM

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Members of the Thomas C. Walker Preservation Alliance joined architect John Spencer of the Livas Group, center, last Wednesday, Oct. 3, on a tour of the interior of the T.C. Walker House in Gloucester Court House. Hampton University owns the property, which was Walker’s home from 1900 until his death in 1953. An attorney, education advocate and civil rights leader, Walker was a pioneer in the region’s black community; through his Gloucester Land and Brick Company, he arranged for the sale of more than 10,000 acres to over 250 black families. His home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Alliance members toured the two-story dwelling to see what work needs to be done as plans are being developed for restoration of the building. Among those taking part in the tour were, from left, Alliance members Ronnie Cohen and Breckenridge Montague, Spencer, and Alliance members Nancy Keenan and Lisa White.