I am blessed to do what I love. I love to research and I love to share what I do with people. I am happiest in a library or on my laptop. In expanding my business I realized that I could no longer work from home so my husband and I decided to purchase the cutest little building in Mathews County. I love the history of the little building almost as much as I love the building itself.
It is located in the historic courthouse area and is a wonderful place to work. It has 2 rooms and a small half bath. It comes in at a whopping 447 square feet. It is a stand alone building nestled next to one of the biggest buildings in town, the building now known as the Halcyon Building. The great thing about this building is that is used to be the phone company office. The kind with the switchboard. Mathews County was an early user of the telephone with the Tidewater Telephone Company being formed in 1890 to serve Mathews, Gloucester and Middlesex Counties. In Mathews there were seven county operators manning the switchboards and taking care of about 400 customers by 1950. Alas,progress and technology took away the need for good old fashioned operators. In the years since, the little building at 36 Court Street has been the home of Diggs Insurance, a restaurant, office space, and various other businesses who rented space. Alas, two years ago I was fortunate enough to buy it and grow my business. I love this little building and love being in the heart of town. Watching the folks walk by, the folks going to yoga, the people taking thier dogs to the groomers, the smell of the restaurants in town cooking lunch. It is what small town America should be like.