I noticed a few months ago that the last truly rural tract on Hope Valley Rd. (751) north of Highway 54 was for sale. Within the past few weeks (November 2006,) they've loaded up a secondary building and now the main (early 20th century) house on the back of trucks to move them away.
A view of the parcel.
The house on the back of the truck. Somehow odd to see the wallpaper out in the open.
Undoubtedly, another housing development will get built here. Time will tell if it's just another high-end housing subdivision like the surround or something more progressive. I'm not holding my breath - I'm thinking it will be, let's see...Hope Valley Glen? The Valley? Piney Woodsy Valley?
Weldon Downs, it turns out.
This house belonged to Carl and Carol Atkins, acquired from WH Atkins and Lillie Mae Atkins in 1964 (PB302 P439; pb48 p116.) The land was sold in 2006, and a bunch of plastic fantastic townhomes were built.