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providing leadership, education and advocacy to help preserve our historic community est 1971

Historic Staunton Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting the preservation and revitalization of the rich architectural and historic resources in Staunton, Virginia.

Now available online
2013 HSF Annual Report

HSF Community Connections Sponsors 

HSF Preservation Brown Bag Discussions
at the
R.R. Smith Center for History and Art
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HSF working with Community Foundation Grant

Historic Sears House

A grant from The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is enabling HSF's ongoing update of the architectural inventory for the Sears Hill Neighborhood.

HSF started the process in 2013 working with interns Emily Parker from Mary Baldwin, and Elizabeth Pierce of Longwood University.   The current architectural inventory is 37 years old and on paper.  The interns have created searchable .pdf files and developed a database incorporating the file information.   Our goal is to update the existing information and to create a searchable digital inventory.

Over 2014, we will take new photographs of the historic structures and edit architectural descriptions.  In conjunction with updating the inventory, a historical narrative will be written to outline the context and development of Sears Hill.

Sustainable, Livable Neighborhoods

Preservation Nation Green Lab 
Sustainability, Energy and Historic Buildings

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Walkable, Bikeable neighborhoods and connections with urban amenities.  Some of our neighborhoods beg for alternative solutions due to limited parking and location.

Whole Building Design Guide

Sustainability,  building reuse instead of demolition
 by Donovan Rypkema

 — historic preservation is good for the local economy. From this large and growing body of research, the positive impact of historic preservation on the economy has been documented in six broad areas: 1) jobs, 2) property values, 3) heritage tourism, 4) environmental impact, 5) social impact, and 6) downtown revitalization.

HSF Strategic Planning

The HSF Board of Directors continues work developing its strategic plan for the organization. This process began with a board survey in December of 2012 and a retreat in February of 2013.  Board members are currently working to refine broad goals and objectives.

Five key goals are:

  • Ensure long-term financial security

  • Expand membership base

  • Improve messaging to property owners and general public 

  • Demonstrate leadership in historic preservation through a project with Sears Hill

  • Manage HSF efforts in the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art

Members of the HSF Strategic Planning Committee are:
Amy Arnold,  Paul Borzelleca, Kathy Eastham, Linda Hanna,
Whitney Levin, Paula Rau, Beth Scripps, and Fulton Sensabaugh.

And just in case you missed this one...the Historic Staunton Foundation and Staunton, VA was featured in Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the January/February issue. Click Here to read the article