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Lost Architecture

Posted on Jun 6, 2018

HOW OLD IS IT? Designed by Francis E. Baldwin and erected in 1883. Photo was taken in the 1890’s. WHAT WAS IT? Built for the B&O Valley Railroad Line. WHAT’S THERE TODAY? Route 220 passes under the arch where Richmond Road turns in front of The Villages. DEMOLTION:  Station line was abandoned....

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What Style Is It

Posted on May 23, 2018

a. Bungalow b. Cape Cod c. Mid-Century Modern   No more waiting for the answer! Check the What Style Is It? page for answers to today’s and previous...

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Preservation Brown Bag Event News Has Moved!

Posted on Apr 28, 2018

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

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April 2018 Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Apr 11, 2018

April 2018 Preservation Brown Bag Booker T. Washington Community Center 1114 W. Johnson Street (map) Friday, April 13th @ 12 Noon Jennie Hill, Board Chair of Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Habitat for Humanity will provide a presentation about their work in the West End. Habitat is rehabbing existing homes and constructing new infill housing on Stafford Street. See their web site for beautiful photography of their ongoing project. The presentation will be held in the Booker T. Washington gymnasium. You can access the gym from the upper parking lot (off of Reservoir Street) or from the lower...

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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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February 2018 Preservation Brown Bag

Posted on Feb 5, 2018

R.R. Smith Center 2nd floor lecture hall Friday, February 9 @ 12 Noon _________________________________ HSF’s 2018 Preservation Brown Bag Series kicks off at noon on Friday, February 9th in the R.R. Smith Center lecture hall. We are pleased to have Paula Rau and Carol Kipp discuss their rehabilitation projects of 117 Madison Place and 101 Oakenwold Street – both winners of an HSF 2017 Preservation Award. We will view slides of the rehabilitation work and offer time for questions. We hope you will join us!   Open and free to the...

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November Brown Bag

Posted on Nov 8, 2017

November 2017 Brown Bag Presentation Walk 2017 Holiday House Tour Friday, November 10 @noon   Tour meets at the Staunton Public Library memorial garden (on north side of the building facing Oakenwold Street) Please join us for our annual pre-Holiday House Tour Walking Tour.  We will explore the neighborhood of this year’s house tour which features an eclectic mix of  homes in the historic Oakenwold neighborhood. Please see our Holiday House Tour webpage for additional information on the history of this charming neighborhood. We hope you will join us for this month’s walking...

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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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September 2017 Brown Bag

Posted on Aug 18, 2017

Exploring Recent Archeological Discoveries at Montgomery Hall Park Friday, September 1, 2017 @ Noon Meet in the front yard of Montgomery Hall house ( plenty of parking is available). Footwear appropriate for walking through open lawn and woodland undergrowth is suggested. Our Brown Bag Preservation Series continues with a review of recent archeological explorations in Montgomery Hall Park. Dennis Blanton, lead archeologist for the project, will guide us through three locations in the park, describing their discoveries as they worked their way through each site. John Howe Peyton, a young...

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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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