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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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May is National Preservation Month!

Posted on May 10, 2017

People across America this month will be celebrating their built environment – where they live,work and play. To participate in this national celebration, we encourage you to make an appointment with Historic Staunton Foundation office on the third floor of the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art at 20 South New Street. HSF’s maps and building files will help you discover Staunton’s buildings and neighborhoods. Dig into research for your own project, HSF staff can help you discover best practices for maintenance and rehabilitation of properties and revitalization of neighborhoods....

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FREE Saturday Walking Tours!

Posted on May 4, 2017

Another Saturday Walking Tour season is upon us! Since the early 80’s, HSF has offered FREE walking tours every Saturday from May through October. Visitors wind their way through four of Staunton’s six historic districts as a knowledgeable volunteer guide describes Staunton’s development and architecture.   We hope you will be able to join us for a tour this summer – and bring your friends and family!  It’s a great way to experience the beauty and charm of Staunton while learning more about its history. Groups convene Saturday mornings @ 10am on the Emily Smith House porch...

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Take Action!

Posted on May 4, 2017

Public Input Open House Staunton Comprehensive Plan Priority Initiatives   Date: 05/04/2017 4:00 – 8:00 PM Location: Gypsy Hill Park Gym, 600 Churchville Ave, Staunton Please get involved with the Comprehensive Plan update process. Your input and support are vital to the success of Staunton’s future. The Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Staunton Comprehensive Plan Update will hold a Public Input Open House for the residents of the City of Staunton. The Open House will provide citizens, businesses, and special interest groups with the opportunity to review the Plan’s Priority...

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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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The History of the Augusta County Courthouse

Posted on Mar 6, 2017

We are pleased to have historian Nancy Sorrells join us to present the History of the Augusta County Courthouse. The History of the Augusta County Courthouse Slide Presentation

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Rehabilitating 231 Sycamore Street

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

Our 2017 HSF Preservation Brown Bag series continues by looking at how selected award-winning projects came about. What is the process of imagining, designing, and building a residential rehabilitation project? HSF is pleased to have Kelly Grantier discuss her rehabilitation project of 231 Sycamore Street – winner of an HSF 2016 Residential Preservation Award. Built in 1911, this property was purchased as a two unit dwelling then converted back to a single family home. With great attention to detail, and retaining original historic features, Kelly highlighted the beauty of her project by...

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2017 Virginia Preservation Legislation

Posted on Jan 27, 2017

The Virginia Legislature is considering bills that may limit the effective use of Historic Tax Credits. The Virginia HTC is one of the best programs in the U.S. and a true economic engine for the Commonwealth.  Please visit Preservation Virginia to learn more and contact your representatives to express support for Virginia’s excellent historic preservation programs. Economic Benefits Rehabilitation tax credit projects support jobs, strengthen communities, create spaces that support businesses and provide housing, and generate state and local tax revenue. Virginia’s rehabilitation tax credit...

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