30 Jul Process of renovating Dr. Robert “Whirlwind” Johnson’s home is underway
Jolynn Johnson Smith never thought it would have taken quite so long to start restoring her grandfather’s home.
Renovating the home at 1422 Pierce St. was the goal of the Whirlwind Johnson Foundation since it began in 2015. Seeing the project come to fruition is bittersweet for Smith, who serves as president of the foundation.
“A lot is about to kick off, and we’re excited … I’m just ready to get this ball rolling at this point,” she said.
A year ago, the foundation received $100,000 from the African American Cultural Heritage Fund, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to be used for renovations.
Since that time, Smith said the foundation had to go through a “very extensive” process in reaching out to architects and figuring out the next steps in renovation.
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