Visionary Builder




GUEST:  Angie Jefferson, daughter of the Reverend Charles H. Brown.


TOPIC:  The University of Virginia recently announced that it would commence demolition of an Econo Lodge motel on Emmet Street— on property the University owns, with plans to return the area to greenspace. Angie Jefferson joined the program to share the backstory to the decades-old motel, which was built by her father, Charles H. Brown, one of Charlottesville’s few African-American builders and developers who helped to create a modern City.


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE:  Thursday, August 15, 2013.