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The Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board meet quarterly to consider new nominations to the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places as well as new historical highway markers, and new preservation easements. Additionally, the boards sometimes meet for specially convened meetings.

Prior to each quarterly meeting, DHR posts new nominations and preliminary information about sites under early consideration for pursuing formal nomination to the state and national registers. Information about new highway markers and new easements is also posted before each quarterly meeting along with an agenda for the meeting. The public is welcome to attend DHR quarterly and other meetings. Check below for time, place, and agenda for each meeting. 

NOTICE: Special Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

The VBHR met to consider approval of updated replacement markers for signs selected for retirement. The meeting convened at 12 noon, Sept. 21, at DHR Headquarters, located at 2801 Kensington Ave., Richmond.

List of Original Marker Texts and Proposed Replacement Marker Texts

At the September quarterly meeting of DHR's two boards, the boards approved the above sites, among others, for listing in the state and national historic landmark registers. The sites above, moving clockwise from top right: (1) the Reed Creek Mill in Wytheville (Wythe Co.); (2) Elon Village Public Library, Amherst Co.; (3) Locustville Academy, Accomack Co.; and (4) Reynolds Property, Botetourt Co.

2016 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 15

Thursday, Sept. 15
FINAL Agenda

Thursday, June 16
FINAL Agenda    

Thursday, March 17
FINAL Agenda    

Recent Quarterly Meeting of the Boards, Sept. 15, 2016

The State Review Board and Board of Historic Resources convened September 15, 2016 at Academy Center of the Arts, Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 609 Commerce Street, Lynchburg.

Preliminary Information Forms
Highway Markers


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Eastern Region
Hampton National Guard Armory, City of Hampton, #114-5001, Criterion C Photos Map
**Suffolk Peanut Company, City of Suffolk, #133-5568, Criteria A and C Photos Map
**Virginia Commission for the Blind, City of Richmond, #127-6808, Criteria B and C Photos Map
Edenetta, Essex County, #028-0010, Criteria A and C Photos Map
Locustville Academy, Accomack County, #001-0103, Criteria A and C Photos Map
Northern Region
Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Orange County, #068-0417, Criterion A, Criteria Considerations A and D Photos Map
Springdale, Frederick County, #034-0103, Criterion C Photos Map
Western Region
Blue Ridge Hall, Botetourt County, #011-5096, Criteria A and C Photos Map
Elon Village Public Library, Amherst County, #005-0044, Criteria A and C Photos Map
Reed Creek Mill, Town of Wytheville, Wythe County, #139-5142, Criteria A and C Photos Map
Reynolds Property, Botetourt County, #011-0138, Criteria A and C Photos Map

Items for Discussion:

No items planned.    

Preliminary Information Forms

Northern Region
Amos Goodin House, Loudoun County, #053-0468 Photos Map
Appomattox Statue, City of Alexandria, #100-0284 Photos Map
Mount Vernon High School, Fairfax County, #029-0230 Photos Map
Paul’s Ottobine Mill, Rockingham County, #082-5652 Photos Map
Presqu’Isle, Culpeper County, #023-0016 Photos Map
Samuel B. Finley House, Augusta County, #007-1061 Photos Map
Shiloh Baptist Church, Town of Middleburg, Loudoun County, #259-0162-0007 Photos Map
Thomasson Barn, Prince William County, #076-0285 Photos Map
Western Region
Coles-Terry Rural Historic District, Roanoke County, #080-5689 Photos Map
Hopwood Hall, Lynchburg College, City of Lynchburg, #118-0152 Photos Map
May-Litz House, Town of Tazewell, Tazewell County, #158-5040 Photos Map
The Grove, Campbell County, #015-0220 Photos Map
The Highlands, Henry County, #044-5576 Photos Map
William Byrd High School, Town of Vinton, Roanoke County, #149-0038 Photos Map
Eastern Region
Belmont Neighborhood Historic District, City of Charlottesville, #104-5082 Photos Map
Charles Street Gymnasium, City of Franklin, #145-5033 Photos Map
Higgins Doctors Office Building, City of Richmond, #127-7028 Photos Map
Hull Street Station, City of Richmond, #127-5009 Photos Map
Quietude, Hanover County, #042-0189 Photos Map
Yoffy House, City of Richmond, #127-6976 Photos Map

Updated: 9.22.2016