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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.

four photos of historic buildings
At the June quarterly meeting the following sites were approved for listing in the VLR (clockwise from top right): Lanesville Christadelphian Church, King William Co.; Midland Historic District, Fauquier Co.; Vaughn House in South Boston, and the Warm Springs and West Warm Springs Historic in Bath Co.

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)

June 21 Quarterly Board Meeting

Final Agenda

The most recent meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board convened at 8:30 a.m., June 21, 2018, at  Stratford Hall in Montross, VA 22558. The meeting was open to the public. The next meeting of the two boards will take place September 20 in Petersburg, details to be announced.

Preliminary Information Forms
Highway Markers Proposed  (Rev. June 19; PDF)
Easement Program Agenda Project Summaries (PDF)


The nominations below were 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 June 21.

UPDATE on June 21 Agenda: In deference to members of the public who requested additional time to learn more about the impacts of listing on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, consideration of the expansion of the existing Manchester Residential & Commercial Historic District (to include Blackwell, in Richmond) was removed from the June 21, 2018 agenda of the Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board.

The next regularly scheduled joint board meeting is September 20, 2018. That meeting will be held in Petersburg. Owner notification letters for the meeting will be mailed the week of July 16. DHR will seek assistance from the community in spreading the word and educating residents about why recognizing and documenting the neighborhood’s history is important. Meanwhile, here is the link to the nominations, map, and photos of the proposed Blackwell Historic District.

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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

Northern Region:

Eastern Region

Updated July 9, 2018