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Mashburn builds lasting legacy

BY DYRINDA TYSON Published: November 10, 2012

Two-car garages were all the rage when J.W. Mashburn began building homes in 1960, his Olympic hopes sidelined by injury a few years earlier.

Mashburn earned a gold medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in the 1,600-meter relay and led Capitol Hill High School to state championships before that, but a torn Achilles tendon brought the swift-footed Mashburn to a dead halt.

During the long and...
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