Lake Christopher Homes Association
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The Legacy Archive - 1980 to 1989

The 1980’s were an active and formative time for the LCHA.  In the beginning of the decade some homes were still being built, and you could still find an empty lot here and there.  At that time there was no property management (or association management) company.  All association activities, including collection of dues and budgets, were handled directly by the volunteer board and other LCHA volunteers.  Back then if you didn’t pay your dues there were no liens; instead, you got your name published on the delinquency list in The Legacy!

 

There were plenty of community activities including sailing regattas, swimming competitions, Easter egg hunts, open houses, and from what I've read, no shortage of lake parties!  It was also a decade of community activism to influence the city zoning department against commercial developers who were determined to build shopping centers on adjacent undeveloped property. 

 

Not all activism was external.  The 1980’s also saw some heated internal debates to modify the architectural guidelines to allow vinyl siding and colors outside the taupe family of our once earth-tone only, wood-siding only community.  Fortunately our community retains a muted color palette to this day, but before that change in the late 1980's, local realtors called Lake Christopher "Brown Town" since nearly all the homes were some shade of tan or brown. 

 

Some articles from the 1980's would be familiar today, such as never ending intersection improvements at Kempsville Road and Indian River Road – only back then the widening was to increase traffic capacity from just one lane in each direction!

 

Enjoy looking through these issues.  Most importantly, if you're a long time resident who may have some original issues, DON'T THROW THEM OUT YET!  Please contact the editor.  Our 1980's Archive is not complete.

1989

1989 March
Legacy_1989_March.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
1989 May
Legacy_1989_May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [741.5 KB]
1989 July
Legacy_1989_July.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [773.3 KB]
1989 September
Legacy_1989_September.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [811.5 KB]

1988

1988 January
Legacy_1988_January.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [429.6 KB]
1988 March
Legacy_1988_March.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [519.7 KB]
1988 May
Legacy_1988_May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [833.1 KB]
1988 July
Legacy_1988_July.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [597.2 KB]
1988 September
Legacy_1988_September.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [806.3 KB]
1988 November
Legacy_1988_November.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [709.0 KB]

1987

1987 March
Legacy_1987_March.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [505.1 KB]
1987 May
Legacy_1987_May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [514.5 KB]
1987 September
Legacy_1987_September.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [560.0 KB]

1986

1986 March
Legacy_1986_March.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]
1986 May
Legacy_1986_May.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [934.8 KB]
1986 June
Legacy_1986_June.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [412.0 KB]
1986 August
Legacy_1986_August.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [475.4 KB]
1986 October
Legacy_1986_October.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [527.6 KB]
1986 December
Legacy_1986_December.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [311.6 KB]

1985

1985 April
Legacy_1985_April.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]
1985 August
Legacy_1985_August.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
1985 September
Legacy_1985_September.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]
1985 October
Legacy_1985_October.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [494.5 KB]

1984

1984 May - June - July
Legacy_1984_May_or_June_or_July.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.6 MB]

1983

1983 March
Legacy_1983_March.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [488.8 KB]
1983 June
Legacy_1983_June (redacted).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]

1982

1982 Janyary - February
Legacy_1982_January_February.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [554.9 KB]
1982 April - May
Legacy_1982_April_May (redacted).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
1982 June
Legacy_1982_June (redacted).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1'001.1 KB]
1982 July - August
Legacy_1982_July_August.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [677.9 KB]

1981

1981 May - June
Legacy_1981_May_June.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [544.2 KB]
1981 August - September
Legacy_1981_August_September.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [681.8 KB]

1980

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