Environment: Saving Green Springs

Green Springs is a beautiful old Virginia community where nothing very momentous has happened since the Confederate cavalry fought Union horsemen at the Battle of Trevilian Station, June 11-12, 1864. There has been virtually no building since then, not a single supermarket, not even a gas station. The rich, rolling farm land is still dotted with fine 18th and 19th century houses in a variety of styles: modest Colonial, ample Federal, exuberant Victorian. Indeed, says Frederick Hartt, chairman of the University of Virginia's art department, Green Springs is an "American equivalent" of France's château region or the villa-studded hills outside Florence....

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