Carl Tavenner


Mr. Tavenner has lived at 3600 Lockheed Blvd. for most of his life. "I came into the area in 1927. The land had come from a Mr. Pearson. I built this house in 1955 or so." Mr. Tavenner said that a Henry Wood lived on the other side of Harrison Lane. "Mr. Wood sold his land to the government for a dirigible airport about 1935. There used to be a lot of hunting back in them woods behind Henry Wood."

Mr. Tavenner commented about the many changes that have taken place over the years. "There used to be an old school for colored folks built by George Washington. A few years back they plowed it up, and now a Mr. Alcorn has a house there." About half a mile behind the Alcorn's house, there is a heavily wooded area. According to Mr. Tavenner the government used to have road tests of some sort there. "That was before they gave it to the county for a park." He also said that a McWilliam family sold a lot of land to a Mr. Owens for a cemetery. "That's where Mount Comfort (cemetery) is now!"

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