Woody Gordon

Woodrow “Woody” Gordon has lived his entire life in Cumberland, including 46 years in his current home on Cecelia Street. This is actually Woody’s second experience with eminent domain. As a child in 1963, Woody’s family home was demolished and his family relocated for the building of what is now I-68. Woody spent 35 years working for the CSX railroad. During that time, he made numerous self-improvements to his house to make it comfortable for his mother in her old age and to make it the place where he envisioned spending his retirement. He added a roof, two patios, and, as a billiards enthusiast, outfitted a pool room on the upper level. Now he wishes to spend his retirement enjoying the home in which he invested so much effort and money, but the city’s plans have put that dream in jeopardy.

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