HSF Preservation Workroom

The resources you need for research, rehabilitation and repair

Our Preservation Workroom is available for people researching the history of their property, or planning rehabilitation or repair of historic features.

The Preservation Workroom is on the first floor of the R.R. Smith Center for History & Art. Our offices are located on the 3rd floor and open to the public, Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm.

We suggest that you make an appointment, although drop-ins are welcome. We suggest that you bring a digital camera for recording images.

Please contact [email protected] for an appointment or additional information.

At a glance:

  • Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm
  • 20 South New Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Date construction with historic maps
  • Access specialized books about rehabilitation
  • Identify architectural styles
  • Review period paint colors

Available resources

Architectural inventories of all buildings in Staunton’s historic districts

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps:

Other historic maps of the city:

Historic photos of Staunton

Facade Improvements files

Technical resources including Trust’s Preservation Briefs

Preservation periodicals including Old House Journal and Traditional Building