Ridge Street Oral History Project

Interview of Mable Wall Jones by Jean Hiatt and Diane Berkeley on February 10, 1995.

Mable Jones moved with her mother to Ridge Street in 1957. She lived in the house there until 1994 when a rotten tree collapsed onto it and caused enough damage that the house had to be demolished. In this interview, she and her son Thomas Jones share their memories of Ridge Street and their lives growing up in Charlottesville. They talk about schooling, working in the area, and their involvement in their church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

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Ridge Street Oral History Project: A Supplement to the Survey of the Ridge Street Historic District and Proposal for Local Designation.. Prepared by Preservation Piedmont for the Department of Community Planning, Charlottesville, VA, December 1995. (Excerpted Portion)

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