Neighborhoods

June 2017 Preservation Brown Bag Walk

Posted on Jun 1, 2017

Stuart Addition Historic District   Tour meets at the intersection of New Street and Academy Street Friday, June 2 @ 12 Noon Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series continues with a walk through the Stuart Addition Historic District. Located along the western slope of a north/south ridge, one block above central downtown, Stuart Addition is Staunton’s smallest historic district. Stuart Addition extends from Frederick Street to the south, Augusta Street to the west, Market Street to the east and Sunnyside Street to the north – with a few parcels breaking and expanding those...

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February Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Jan 29, 2016

February 5th @ 12 Noon   The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy   R.R.Smith Center for History and Art, Lecture Hall How did Madison Place, a block-long street on the south side of the Newtown Historic District, come about? Join us for “The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy.” HSF Board Director Paula Rau will describe the establishment and ultimate closing of the Female Academy and how this history impacted the adjacent neighborhood. We will explore the story through the history of surrounding buildings, their...

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September Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Aug 28, 2015

Friday, September 4th @  Noon Uniontown Tour meets at noon at the intersection of Richmond & National Avenues.  Please park on National Avenue along the western edge of the National Cemetery. Uniontown – a small African American community located east of Staunton –  was settled predominately by African Americans immediately after the Civil War. The community included the former Federal Cemetery (known today as the National Cemetery) which was established during the federal occupation of Virginia at the conclusion of the Civil War. During the village’s most populous...

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June Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

Friday, June 5 @  Noon West End Neighborhood & Booker T. Washington Community Center Tour meets on the sidewalk adjacent to the north side of Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1114 West Johnson Street The Preservation Brown Bag Series continues its focus on Staunton neighborhoods with a look at the West End neighborhood’s Booker T. Washington Community Center – formerly Booker T. Washington High School.  An example of the successful preservation of a building central to the West End community, the re-use of the Center has helped sustain the physical structure, culture,...

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May Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

Friday, May 1 @ 12:00 pm Plunkettville Walking Tour Tour convenes at the corner of Plunkett and South Waverley Streets  (click on map to enlarge) Our first walking tour of the Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series looks at the patterning of streets, sidewalks, types of buildings, and their scale and placement in the formerly independent community of Plunkettville. Annexed in 1948, the spine of Plunkettville stretches along West Beverley Street, near the intersection with Morris Mill Road, extending to the north, south, east, and west. We will focus on West Beverley Street, looking at...

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