About Historic Staunton Foundation

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Mission Statement

Historic Staunton Foundation provides leadership, education and advocacy to preserve and revitalize our community.

About Historic Staunton Foundation

Historic Staunton Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting the preservation and revitalization of the rich architectural and historic resources in Staunton, Virginia. Staunton is a unique community of cohesive neighborhoods and a central business district with an impressive inventory of historic buildings and landscapes, most dating from Staunton’s late 19th Century boom-town growth. Since 1971, HSF has promoted historic preservation through

  • creation of six historic districts
  • revitalization of downtown business districts
  • advisory services to property owners and the Historic Preservation Commission
  • technical rehabilitation support for property owners
  • development of R.R. Smith Center for History & Art

Advocates for quality urban planning

Successful preservation organizations lead their communities by advocating quality urban planning. HSF strives to strike a balance between programs that help the individual member with rehab advice and providing guidance to the community as a whole. HSF works one-on-one with property owners, provides preservation workshops, conducts public meetings and provides staff assistance to the City of Staunton. HSF also maintains preservation resource rooms and the TJ Collins & Son Architectural drawings archives for public use.

Member strong

More than 550 individuals, families and businesses support HSF through membership and volunteerism. With a strong membership base supporting its mission, HSF continues to have a positive influence on our community’s development.