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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Board Activities & Public Meetings

Quarterly Board Meetings

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 discusses 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.

Public Participation at Board of Historic Resources Meetings Information

Check below for time, place, and draft agenda for each meeting.

2020 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings:

March 19 (cancelled)
June 18 (third Thursday)
September 17 (third Thursday)
December 10 (second Thursday)

Please note: Out of a concern for health and safety and because of a commitment to reduce the risk and spread of novel coronavirus, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Thursday, March 12 in response to COVID-19. Accordingly, DHR is conducting the September 2020 Joint Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board Meeting and the separate Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board meetings using electronic communications in accord with Item 4-0.01.g. of Chapter 1283 (2020 Acts of Assembly), as the COVID-19 emergency makes it impracticable or unsafe to assemble in a single location. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss or transact the business statutorily required or necessary to continue operation of the Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board and the discharge of their lawful purposes, duties, and responsibilities.

All Board members and staff will be participating remotely.

In the event there is an interruption in the broadcast of the meeting, please call (804) 482-6446.

Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board, September 17

The next quarterly meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board will convene remotely on September 17, at 9 a.m. Please see below for instructions on how members of the public can access the meeting online and make comments during the meeting. If you have questions prior to the board meeting, please contact Stephanie Williams via email.

JOINT MEETING OF THE BOARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES & THE STATE REVIEW BOARD

Registration is required for this portion of the meeting. Registration will remain open throughout the duration of the meeting on September 17, 2020. Once you register, you will receive both a link and a phone number to participate. To register, click here.

PUBLIC COMMENT—REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 5 P.M. SEPTEMBER 16

For those logged in via computer or smartphone/ipad app who wish to provide public comment on any agenda item including nominations, highway markers, and easements, there will be one public comment period at the beginning of the 9 a.m. meeting and two ways to provide public comment:

  1. REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE MEETING IS REQUIRED. ANYONE WHO WISHES TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT MUST REGISTER AT THE LINK ABOVE BY 5:00 P.M. SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS REGARDING PUBLIC COMMENT. Each participant will have 3 minutes for public comment at which point the line will be muted. (Technology does not allow for live public comment via land or mobile phone.)
  2. For those without access to the internet, the Webex app, or a computer, or those who do not wish to speak publicly, written comment may be submitted PRIOR to the meeting on September 17, 2020. Written comment must be received by noon September 16, 2020. Written public comment should be sent to jennifer.pullen@dhr.virginia.gov. Written comments will be summarized during the public comment period as well as provided in full to the Board members and posted in full to the Board Activities page of the DHR website.

During the September meeting both boards will consider new nominations to the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places. The Virginia Board of Historic Resources will also consider new historical highway markers and new easement donations. The State Review Board will consider PIF submissions.

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF HISTORIC RESOURCES

The public may access this portion of the meeting by following the instructions above for the Joint Board Meeting.

MEETING OF THE STATE REVIEW BOARD

There is no registration for this meeting, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. The public may access this meeting in 2 ways:

  1. Via Webex site or app by clicking the following link:

https://covaconf.webex.com/covaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1d8a708bb8a0cce2c8d25caa7cd2a1a7

  1. via phone at:     +1-517-466-2023 US Toll
    +1-866-692-4530 US Toll Free

Any questions regarding the September 17, 2020 virtual meeting, please contact Stephanie Williams at Stephanie.williams@dhr.virginia.gov.

PUBLIC COMMENT FEEDBACK

Should you wish to offer comment regarding how meetings using electronic communications technology compare to traditional meetings when the Boards are physically present, you may complete the FOIA Council’s Electronic Meetings Public Comment form and submit it to the FOIA Council as described on the form.

Small images of four buildings that will be considered for listing on the registers
The properties above are among those that were list to the VLR during the June quarterly board meeting: Clockwise (top right): Walker Wilkins Bloxom Warehouse, Newport News; Brown Swisher Barn, Rockbridge Co.; Carnegie Hall, Lynchburg; and Armistead House, Williamsburg.

September 17 FINAL Agenda

The nominations below will be considered for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR).

Note: In order to read and print joint board minutes, nomination forms, or Preliminary Information Forms, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer (free software). Download Acrobat Reader now.

Eastern Region

Northern Region

Western Region

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 its quarterly meeting.

Western Region 

Northern Region

Eastern Region

Updated September 16, 2020