As the owner of one of Bristol’s oldest homes, the William Jerome 2d house at 441 Jerome Ave., Mike Uchalid said Tuesday he “felt the need to watch” the inauguration from a house that had seen so much history.
“I found myself proud to watch an African American be sworn into office in a home that was built by slaves and toiled by slaves,” said Uchalid, a former Board of Education member.
“I wonder how the Jerome family would feel,” Uchalid added.“I was also proud to be living in this time and was able to be the first person in my old history-filled house to be a small part of Bristol's history and our country’s,” Uchalid said.
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