Light the Night Right: Why Smart Lighting Matters

For this month’s Preservation Brown Bag, we will join with the Newtown Neighborhood Association on May 16, 7:30pm at City Hall (116 East Beverley Street) for their presentation Light the Night Right: Why Smart Lighting Matters Presentation (developed with the Virginia Chapter of International Dark Sky Association) Night Walk The Newtown Neighborhood Association has asked…

SAW-HFH West End Project

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…

St. Francis Exterior Rehabilitation Project

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…

117 Madison Place & 101 Oakenwold Street

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…

2017 Holiday House Tour Neighborhood Tour

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…

Entryways to the City: Kalorama and South Coalter

The tour will review the current and historic entryways of South Coalter and Kalorama Streets. This junction of neighborhoods blends transportation, industrial, and residential architecture. We will discuss how the elements of this historic landscape have evolved, the new energy realized through rehabilitation, and the potential for a signature entry to the City’s historic core….

Montgomery Hall Park Archaeological Site

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 lawyer and graduate of Princeton University,…

Stuart Addition Historic District

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…

Staunton “White Elephants”

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…

The History of the Augusta County Courthouse

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

Rehabilitating 231 Sycamore Street

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…

“Casa Blanca”: the Re-imagining of 217 North Madison Street

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…