Coy Barefoot looks back at The Corner

copy of the book

Have you ever been to a village or town in Virginia that was simply called University? If you’ve ever eaten at a place on the Corner, the answer is yes. Local author and journalist Coy Barefoot interviewed countless people who remember what the five-block stretch of businesses just outside Grounds and produced a book called The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia. Barefoot was the featured speaker of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society’s Last Wednesday Speaker Series on July 27, 2005. The monthly event took place at the Senior Center.