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2016 Holiday House Tour

Posted on Dec 1, 2016

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Stuart Hall/Reservoir Hill Neighborhood, location of the 44th Annual Holiday House Tour

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

2016 Holiday House Tour Walk Friday, November 4th @ 12 Noon Tour meets on the sidewalk in front of Stuart Hall School at the corner of N. Washington and W. Frederick Streets. Historic Staunton Foundation’s 44th annual Holiday House Tour, “Celebrating the Diversity of Historic Architecture,” invites you to walk the Stuart Hall/Reservoir Hill neighborhood of the Newtown Historic District. Diverse architecture describes a mixture and range of architectural styles and community growth.  At the center of this year’s tour is the grand Stuart Hall, a symbol of Staunton’s history of being a...

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Take Action to Preserve the Courts

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

The future of the Augusta County Courthouse will be decided on November 8. If the referendum passes to move the county courts and county seat to Verona, there is no guarantee that the county, the city or private business will find a practical use for one of the most significant historic properties in our region. Abandonment of the 1901 Courthouse as a functioning court could also threaten the character and viability of other historic properties nearby. Both the city and the county benefit from the preservation of the historic character of downtown Staunton. The daily function and vibrant...

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Selma Neighborhood Walking Tour

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

On Friday October 7, at twelve noon, we will visit the Selma neighborhood, located just north of Gypsy Hill Park. During our visit we will discuss the rich and diverse range of residential architectural styles along Selma Boulevard and take a look at the 1850, Greek Revival, Selma House, once the central manor house of a 790 acre plantation. We will discuss the impacts of changes in the streets and sidewalks on the neighborhood, look at yard, and garden details, and end at the cluster of historic commercial buildings anchoring the southwest corner of the neighborhood along Spring Hill Road....

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RESCHEDULED: October Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Sep 30, 2016

Please note that the Selma neighborhood walk has been rescheduled for Friday, October 14th@ 12 noon  Selma Tour meets at the intersection of Selma Blvd. and Churchville Ave.   Please park in Gypsy Hill Park. Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series continues with a look at the Selma neighborhood located just north of Gypsy Hill Park.  During our visit we will discuss the rich and diverse range of residential architectural styles along Selma Boulevard. We will take a look at Selma House – an 1850 Greek Revival home which formerly served as the manor house of a 790-acre plantation.  We...

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September Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Aug 26, 2016

“Rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time; Part 2” Our second in a two-part program begun in June, Historic Staunton Foundation’s Brown Bag Walking Tour for September will again focus on the theme “rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time”. We will hear about the process of rehabilitating three different, historically commercial buildings from the perspective of the owner / developer. Two of the buildings we will tour were carefully and thoughtfully reimagined to accommodate various combinations of commercial uses; one provides a unique opportunity...

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June Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on May 27, 2016

“Rehabilitating Downtown, one building at a time; Part 1” Historic Staunton Foundation’s Brown Bag Walking Tour for June will focus on the rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time.  We will hear about the process of rehabilitating two different, historically commercial buildings on Middlebrook Road, from the perspective of the owner / developer.  Each of the buildings we will tour were carefully and thoughtfully reimagined to include commercial uses alone or a combination of commercial and residential reuses.  Building owners will be on hand to discuss their...

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May Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Apr 29, 2016

Friday May 6, 2016 @ 12 noon “Tannehill / Wheat”   Tour meets at noon at the  corner of Maple and Bridge Streets.     Our second walking tour of the 2016 Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series looks at the arrangement of streets and buildings of the Tannehill / Wheat neighborhood.  Located to the west of Bridge Street, between the railroad tracks to the north and Maple Street to the south, Tannehill / Wheat includes several variations on both residential and commercial architectural styles.  Two major streams, local topography, and the railroad tracks placed...

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April Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

Friday April 1, 2016 @ 12 noon “Sunnyside”   Tour meets at noon at the old Coke bottling plant at 709 N. Augusta Street across from the Staunton Public Library.   The Sunnyside neighborhood (adjacent to the Stuart Addition Historic District) is a historically African American community with a vibrant history and culture.    This close-knit neighborhood was a very important part of Staunton with its businesses, churches and connections to the surrounding institutions.   This area also included a theater, grocery stores, “clubs”,  a T.J. Collins designed school, and even it’s...

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted on Mar 3, 2016

Are you interested in volunteering for Historic Staunton Foundation? Here’s a great opportunity to support both HSF and the Staunton Downtown Development Association !! On Saturday, March 19, HSF is partnering with Staunton Downtown Development Association (SDDA) to host “Staunton Stories” at the R. R. Smith Center. The event is designed to connect and reconnect Staunton locals with Downtown Staunton as part of their life history. Staunton Stories is about people. Items will be photographed and digitized and we will video people telling their stories related to the items they bring. The...

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