Nestled among the homes in the Thorn Hill neighborhood, is one that has a history to tell. And thanks to one former resident, the home is being preserved and the history cherished.

The Rev. Dr. Russell "Rusty" Richard Reichenbach Cavendish, formerly known as Russell Rechenbach II when he was growing up in Frankfort, has recently purchased the Col. Orlando Brown summer house located at 818 Fields Ave. with plans to "save and restore it," he said. He currently lives in Richmond.


Orlando Brown Jr. circa 1862. (Photo submitted)


Orlando Brown as a boy with a fishing pole and his older brother, Mason. (Photo submitted)

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