Preservation Resources Room

Historic Staunton Foundation maintains a preservation resource library for property owners who are researching the history of their property, or planning restoration or repair of historic features. Our offices are located on the 3rd floor of the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art and are open to the public, Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm. We suggest that you make an appointment, although drop-ins are welcome. We suggest that you bring a digital camera for recording images.

Please contact [email protected] for an appointment or additional information.

Resources Available

Architectural inventories of all buildings in Staunton’s historic districts

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps:

  • 1886, 1891, 1894, 1899 (copies) and
  • 1904, 1909, 1914, 1921 and 1929 (originals)

Other historic maps of the city:

  • 1870 Hotchkiss insert & 1877 Gray’s Map (copies)
  • 1905 Building zone map and
  • Staunton Development Company maps

Historic photos of Staunton

Facade Improvements files

Technical resources including Trust’s Preservation Briefs

Preservation periodicals including Old House Journal and Traditional Building