July 15, 2024

Sanford Segment Re-Airs on ‘60 Minutes’

Professor Emeritus of Historic Preservation Douglas Sanford

Professor Emeritus of Historic Preservation Douglas Sanford

A 60 Minutes segment featuring Professor Emeritus of Historic Preservation Douglas W. Sanford recently re-aired. Sanford spoke on the condition of the living quarters for the enslaved at the Sharswood estate in Virginia for the piece, titled “How an Air Force veteran discovered his new house was the seat of a plantation where his ancestors were enslaved.” “There were once hundreds of thousands of these buildings,” Sanford said. “These were one of the most common types of architecture in Virginia.” Watch the segment.

Sanford’s comments also were published recently in The Free Lance-Star and The Richmond Times-Dispatch in an article titled “Rare 19th-century log cabin restored near Lake Mooney.” “They were never built to last hundreds of years,” said Doug Sanford, a retired professor from the University of Mary Washington’s department of historic preservation. “This is truly a rare survivor.” Read more in The Free Lance-Star.