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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Boards’ Activities

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The Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board meet quarterly to consider new nominations of historic sites for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The two boards also consider proposed updates and boundary increases to nominations for sites previously listed in the VLR and NRHP.

Additionally, the Board of Historic Resources considers new or proposed updates to historical highway markers, and new preservation easements. The State Review Board reviews and evaluates Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR staff has requested to be considered. On occasion, the boards convene for special meetings, which are announced here in advance.

Prior to each quarterly meeting, DHR posts information about new nominations, highway markers, easements, and PIFs on this webpage, along with an agenda for the meeting.

The public is welcome to attend quarterly and special board meetings. Check below for time, place, and draft agenda for each meeting. 

The next joint quarterly meeting of DHR's two boards will be March 16, 2017.

At December's quarterly meeting of DHR's two boards, the boards approved for listing in the state and national registers the sites above, among others. Clockwise from top right: (1) Lynchburg Hosiery Mill #1; (2) Snow Creek Anglican Church, Franklin Co.; (3) Markel Building, Henrico Co.; and (4) Moss Side, New Kent Co.

2016 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 15
FINAL Agenda

Thursday, Sept. 15
FINAL Agenda

Thursday, June 16
FINAL Agenda    

Thursday, March 17
FINAL Agenda    

Last Quarterly Meeting of the Boards, December 15, 2016

The State Review Board and Board of Historic Resources met on December 15, 2016 at the Virginia Historical Society (Bluford Classroom), 428 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220. 

Preliminary Information Forms
Highway Markers
Amendment to By-laws of COV of Board of Historic Resources (These were approved at the meeting.)
Amendment to By-laws of COV of  State Review Board
(These were approved at the meeting)
Proposed Easement Donations (See December 15, Meeting Agenda above)


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Eastern Region
Cedar Lane, New Kent County, #063-0005 Photos Map
Cumberland Farm, New Kent County, #063-0104 Photos Map
**Higgins Doctors Office Building, City of Richmond, #127-7028 Photos Map
Markel Building, Henrico County, #043-0715 Photos Map
Millers Tavern Rural Historic District, Essex County, #028-5030 Photos Map
Moss Side, New Kent County, #063-0229 Photos Map
**Rockfalls, City of Richmond, #127-7044 Photos Map
Northern Region
Jacob Bowman House, Shenandoah County, #085-0207 Photos Map
Western Region
Lynchburg Hosiery Mill #1, City of Lynchburg, #118-0126 Photos Map
Snow Creek Anglican Church, Franklin County, #033-0135 Photos Map

Items for Discussion:

No items planned.    

Preliminary Information Forms

Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR has evaluated during the current quarter are posted below for review by the State Review Board prior to their quarterly meeting.

Northern Region
Broadview, Arlington County, #000-5787 Photos Map
Gold House, Frederick County, #034-0095 Photos Map
Llangollen, Loudoun County, #053-0408 Photos Map
Lord Culpeper Hotel, Culpeper County, #204-5067 Photos Map
Montgomery Hall Park, City of Staunton, #132-5023 Photos Map
Turner Ashby Monument, City of Harrisonburg, #115-5063 Photos Map
The Wilderness, Bath County, #008-0011 Photos Map
William Billhimer House, City of Harrisonburg, #115-5131 Photos Map
Western Region
Arrowhead, Nelson County, #062-5135-0051 Photos Map
Bloomsburg (Watkins House), Halifax County, #041-0024 Photos Map
Brandon-on-the-Dan, Halifax County, #041-0301 Photos Map
Cedar Grove, Halifax County, #041-5391 Photos Map
Doe Creek Farm, Giles County, #035-0018 Photos Map
Glenwood Plantation, Halifax County, #041-5201 Photos Map
Lakeside Farm, Smyth County, #086-5232 Photos Map
Oak Cliff, Halifax County, #041-5295 Photos Map
Peacock-Salem Launderers, City of Salem, #129-5143 Photos Map
Will Browning House, Russell County, #083-5124 Photos Map
Eastern Region
Fuqua Farm, Chesterfield County, #020-0337 Photos Map
John Groom School, Mecklenburg County, #301-5063 Photos Map
Mathews Downtown Historic District, Mathews County, #057-5415 Photos Map
**North Thompson Street Historic District, City of Richmond, #127-7046 Photos Map
**Philip Morris Blended Tobacco Complex Historic District, City of Richmond, #127-7045 Photos Map
**West Main Street Historic District, City of Charlottesville, #104-0083 Photos Map

Updated: 12.20.2016