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Opinion/Editorial: Carr-Greer house deserves attention
Daily Progress Editorial Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11 a.m.

The Ivy Creek Natural Area is a gem of a retreat, lying close to the heavily populated urban ring of Albemarle County yet offering more than 200 acres of quiet solace for humans, habitat preservation for wildlife, and water-quality protection for all of us.

The nature reserve is the legacy of the Carr-Greer family, successful African-American farmers and educators. It’s their land that has been preserved and restored to a natural state by the Ivy Creek Foundation, which operates the site with Albemarle County.

But the family’s historic farmhouse? That’s not been well-preserved. In fact, Preservation Virginia has listed it as one of the state’s most Endangered Historic Places for 2018.

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