Letter: Stable’s Loss Not Forgotten

Letter: Stable’s Loss Not Forgotten

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

As I read the Nov. 26 Mount Vernon Gazette article about Arcadia Farms and Woodlawn Plantation, I was sorry that was no mention of Woodlawn Stables.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation was already in partnership with Arcadia before the realignment of Route 1 was determined, and the Trust advocated for the alignment currently under construction. The construction cost the community the riding stables and the meadows full of horses, and destroyed the historic alignment of US 1. My understanding is that the Trust plans to eventually build a restaurant on the former stable meadows.

I quit my long-time membership in the National Trust as a result, and I'll never buy anything from Arcadia Farms.

Robert B. McNeil, Jr