Tag Archives: Lynchburg VA

Open this skyscraper or I’ll jump!

The much anticipated grand opening of Lynchburg, VA’s first true skyscraper had been scheduled for July 4, 1931, but a last minute political twist changed the Oppenmeyer Tower’s fate forever. Joseph J. Oppenmeyer, a newly-transplanted European diamond mogul, commissioned the building’s design and construction in 1929. Construction had been steadily progressing for three years and […]

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Ah, how poets sing and die!

Black Man o’ Mine,If the world were your lover,It could not give what I give to you,Or the ocean would yield and you could discoverIts ages of treasure to hold and to view; Could it fill half the measure of my heart’s portion . . .Just for you living, just for you giving all this […]

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