Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
This Thursday, Jan 15th,701 Whaley, my documentary will air on ETV's Southern Lens series at 10pm.
About 3 years ago I got a tour of 701 Whaley from Richard Burts. He was thinking of buying the condemned building.
The moment I walked in I knew the building had a story to tell and that I would be one of the ones to tell it.
The energy of the space was filled with voices, conversations, music and spirits of the past - they seemed to pull me in (as they have done so many others) and beg for someone to save the building and the history that goes with it.
Richland County Conservation Commission not only had the vision to provide grant money to help save the structure but also funded the documentary process so that the stories of the building will be forever preserved.
Now that the building is being occupied again and the documentary process is over, I am thrilled to still be a part of the building and to share the joy of a space that has served so many.