ORICL Panel, Part 3: Robertsville and Scarboro Communities
“The Way We Were: Pre-Oak Ridge and Early Oak Ridge”
Interviewed by Joan-Ellen Zucker
July 17, 2000
Transcribed by Jordan Reed
MR. KOLB: Thank you Pat. I’m Jim Kolb, and I’m an officer in the newly formed Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association (ORHPA), and you all are a perfect host. As you have probably seen in the newspaper, our one main project, our first main project is the preservation of the old Senior Center or Wildcat Den. I would like to just briefly catch you up to date on why our organization was founded and where we are going. About a year ago or two, Cheyenne Hall fell down by the hospital on the (Oak Ridge) Turnpike. That galvanized a huge number of people in Oak Ridge to say, “What’s going to be left when we start knocking down all our original buildings?”
So, one of our main projects of our new association is to preserve the World War II heritage of our buildings. There are only fiv
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