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Posted on Apr 28, 2018

Please visit our new dedicated site for past and future Preservation Brown Bag Events!  ...

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March 2018 Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Feb 23, 2018

R.R. Smith Center 2nd floor lecture hall Friday, March 2 @ 12 Noon _________________________________ The Brown Bag series continues with another presentation of a 2017 rehabilitation award winning project. We are pleased to have Chris Valenzuela and Matthew Fitzgerald join us to discuss the monumental exterior rehabilitation of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on North Augusta Street. We will view slides of the rehabilitation work and offer time for questions. We hope you will join us! Brown Bag Presentation Photo Gallery St. Francis of Assisi from Carolyn...

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October 2017 Brown Bag

Posted on Oct 6, 2017

October 2017 Brown Bag Presentation Walk Entryways to the City:  Kalorama and South Coalter Friday, October 13, 2017 @noon We will meet and begin our discussion at the corner of Greenville Avenue and South Coalter Street (on the sidewalk in front of Staunton Junction/Citgo Station). Consider parking in the New Street Parking Garage and walking along Greenville to the Staunton Junction corner. On the way look for the historic buildings we reviewed this spring for our “Autohood” presentation. The tour will review the current and historic entryways of South Coalter and Kalorama Streets. This...

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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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May 2017 Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Apr 5, 2017

 Staunton “White Elephants” Walking tour meets in R.R. Smith Center Memorial Garden Friday, May 5 @ 12 Noon   Staunton has roughly 195,000 square feet of underutilized or vacant space in eleven historic buildings all within a three quarter mile radius (walking distance) of downtown. Our community shines with examples of adaptively reused historic buildings. Many of the successful projects are buildings of “manageable” size. They tend to be easier to adapt to business and reuse plans. However, we also have prime examples of large building rehabilitation. “White Elephant”...

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Casa Blanca, reimagining 217 North Madison Street

Posted on Dec 30, 2016

Casa Blanca, reimagining 217 North Madison Street Friday, January 6th @ 12 Noon We begin the 2017 HSF Preservation Brown Bag series by looking at how selected award winning projects came about. What is the process of imagining, designing, and building a residential rehabilitation project? 217 North Madison Street was the recipient of a 2015 HSF Award for Residential Rehabilitation and also included on the 2016 Holiday House Tour. Constructed between 1904 and 1909, this home is a two story, wood frame house with a simple hip, standing seam metal roof and full width front porch – typical...

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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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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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