Growing up in Virginia-Highland during the 1950s, Paul Burks spent hours at the neighborhood library on the corner of St. Charles Place and Highland Avenue. When his own kids came along in the 1980s, they did the same. But the library eventually came down, and the lot where it stood, along with its concrete parking lot, was a vacant, unattractive corner in an historic neighborhood.
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