Jeffrey Jackson wants to be able to show his grandson the church where his ancestors worshiped, near the graves where they are buried.
Reginald Simms envisions a museum honoring Loudoun County’s African American veterans.
Lee Lawrence would like to see a display depicting the long-standing ties between white Quakers and the African American community in the western Loudoun village of Lincoln.
Area residents offered these and other ideas for restoring the abandoned Grace Church building during a four-hour design workshop last month at the Goose Creek Friends Meeting House in Lincoln. Architects then sketched drawings showing how the two-story stone structure that housed an African American congregation from the 1880s through the 1940s might be restored and put to use.
Washington Post, May 8, 2016