June Preservation Brown Bag

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ Noon Wharf Historic Infrastructure and Flood Mitigation Landis Park to Byers Street Meet at intersection of Church Street and Middlebrook Avenue Rebecca Joyce, Program Manager for the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will join HSF board member Sharon Angle to lead our walk and discussion. Rebecca and Sharon have extensive experience…

May Preservation Brown Bag

Friday, May 3rd @ Noon Tour meets at the Bryan Garage in the alley behind 115 Church Street Theme for 2019 The National Weather Service announced we are in a season for heightened flooding and our soil is wet. Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May Drough Severity Index Staunton drains water; water…

West End: Hays Avenue

October 2018 Preservation Brown Bag Walk October 12 @ Noon Tour meets at the corner of West Beverley and Hays Avenue. HSF’s Education Committee invites you to join us for a walk along Hays Avenue in Staunton’s West End for the October Brown Bag.  We will continue our exploration of city neighborhoods and the notion of…

North Madison Street

June 2018 Preservation Brown Bag Walk June 15 @ Noon Tour meets on corner of Baldwin and N. Madison Streets HSF’s Brownbag series continues with a walk exploring North Madison Street.  Traditional neighborhoods such as North Madison include elements of the built and natural environment that attract and inspire people.  We will discuss topics including…

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…

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…