2016 Holiday House Tour: Neighborhood Tour

Historic Staunton Foundation’s 44th annual Holiday House Tour, “Celebrating the Diversity of Historic Architecture,” invites you to walk the Stuart Hall/Reservoir Hill neighborhood of the Newtown Historic District. Diverse architecture describes a mixture and range of architectural styles and community growth.  At the center of this year’s tour is the grand Stuart Hall, a symbol…

Selma

On Friday October 7, at twelve noon, we will visit the Selma neighborhood, located just north of Gypsy Hill Park. During our visit we will discuss the rich and diverse range of residential architectural styles along Selma Boulevard and take a look at the 1850, Greek Revival, Selma House, once the central manor house of…

Rehabilitation of Downtown, One Building at a Time: Part II

Our second in a two-part program begun in June, Historic Staunton Foundation’s Brown Bag Walking Tour for September will again focus on the theme “rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time”. We will hear about the process of rehabilitating three different, historically commercial buildings from the perspective of the owner / developer. Two of…

Rehabilitation of Downtown, One Building at a Time: Part II

Historic Staunton Foundation’s Brown Bag Walking Tour for June will focus on the rehabilitation of downtown, one building at a time.  We will hear about the process of rehabilitating two different, historically commercial buildings on Middlebrook Road, from the perspective of the owner / developer.  Each of the buildings we will tour were carefully and…

Tannehill

Our second walking tour of the 2016 Staunton’s Neighborhood Brown Bag Series looks at the arrangement of streets and buildings of the Tannehill / Wheat neighborhood.  Located to the west of Bridge Street, between the railroad tracks to the north and Maple Street to the south, Tannehill / Wheat includes several variations on both residential…

Sunnyside

The Sunnyside neighborhood (adjacent to the Stuart Addition Historic District) is a historically African American community with a vibrant history and culture.    This close-knit neighborhood was a very important part of Staunton with its businesses, churches and connections to the surrounding institutions.   This area also included a theater, grocery stores, “clubs”,  a T.J. Collins designed…

Autohoods

The impact of the development of the automobile on architecture, neighborhood streets, and site design was profound for our community. Central and Greenville Avenues include along their length neighborhoods rich with automobile-centric architecture. Frank Strassler, HSF Executive Director will lead us on a discussion of these “Autohoods” within Staunton’s central districts. We hope you can…

The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy

How did Madison Place, a block-long street on the south side of the Newtown Historic District, come about? Join us for “The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy.” HSF Board Director Paula Rau will describe the establishment and ultimate closing of the Female Academy and how this history impacted the adjacent neighborhood. We will…

2015 Holiday House Tour: Neighborhood Tour

  This month’s Preservation Brown Bag Walk will focus on the lofts and homes featured in our 43rd Annual Holiday House Tour on December 5th and 6th. The 2015 tour spans three historic districts: Beverley, Newtown, and the Wharf Historic District as the central connector. Historically each building had its purpose as warehouses, retail stores, offices, and…

Sears Hill

The development of Sears Hill as a residential neighborhood took place in three phases that coincided with the growth of Staunton. The first was spurred in part, by its proximity to the major employers of the working and middle classes. Sears Hill is located immediately south of the C&O Railroad tracks and the commercial downtown…