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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Boards’ Activities


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.

At the Sept. 20th meeting of DHR’s two boards, the following properties were presented: Clockwise from top right: James Farm, Loudoun Co.; Lester-Marshall Tobacco Farm, Pittsylvania Co.; Woodland School Historic District, Carroll Co.; “Bud” Hyland House, Richmond.

2018 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings

March 15, 2018 (third Thursday of the month)

June 21, 2018 (third Thursday)

September 20, 2018 (third Thursday)

December 13, 2018 (second Thursday)

December 13 Joint Quarterly Boards Meeting

Draft Agenda (to be posted)

The next meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board will convene at 9:30 a.m., December 13, 2018, at the Harry M. Bluford Classroom of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture (formerly the Virginia Historical Society), 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23221.  The meeting is open to the public.

  • Nominations: By region below.
  • Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs): See below by region.
  • Highway Markers Proposed (to be posted)
  • Easement Program Agenda Project Summaries (to be posted)


The nominations below will be considered for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) during a joint meeting of DHR’s two boards on September 20.

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 their quarterly meeting.

Western Region

  • Craig County Poor Farm, Craig County, #022-5013
  • Lower Basin Historic District 2018 Boundary Increase, City of Lynchburg, #118-5507
  • Wiley House/Bellevue, Craig County, 022-0002

Northern Region

  • No PIFs to present this meeting

Eastern Region

  • Norfolk Fire Department Station No. 12, City of Norfolk, #122-1010
  • Bill Robinson Square, City of Richmond, #127-0237-0001


Updated November 14, 2018