Please join Preservation Piedmont and other central Virginia preservation-related groups for free, open-to-the-public programming beginning Friday, May 4, 2012. 

The full schedule of events can be found at http://www.preservation-piedmont.org/future-events/


The follow compilation of member group updates, submitted prior to the meeting, was made available at the Sept. 25, 2011 annual fall gathering:


Montalto (left) and Monticello (right) viewed from Shadwell.

Montalto (left) and Monticello (right) viewed from Shadwell. Photo by author.

This year’s annual gathering of the preservation community took place on September, 25, 2011 at the Robert H. Smith Center, Montalto.  The event, co-sponsored by member organizations Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Preservation Piedmont, allowed an up-close look at the restored Repose House atop Montalto as well as discussion about greater land conservation in Southern Albemarle.

Repose House, Montalto, 2011. Photo: Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

It was noted that the first PAPA annual meeting took place in 2005, down the hill from Repose House at Kenwood, the home of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies and the Jefferson Library. 

Leslie Greene Bowman, President, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, speaks about the purchase of Montalto by the Foundation in 2004 from the conservatory of Repose House, opened in 2011.

Preservation Week 2011

Preservation Week this year covers a full ten days, with events scheduled from March 30-April 9.  Organized by Preservation Piedmont as part of the Piedmont Area Preservation Alliance, this year’s calendar and the most recent updates and announcements can be found at www.preservationpiedmont.org.

See the published schedule here:  Preservation Week 2011 Schedule

Over the course of the past year, the Piedmont Area Preservation Alliance emerged publicly in a series of media events with the aim of increasing community awareness and dialogue surrounding the issues of preservation of place and sustainable growth and development.  Outreach programs like Preservation Week 2009, executed by Preservation Piedmont, realized the overarching goals of many of the Alliance’s individual member organizations.  Several highlights of the past year follow, including press coverage and images from Alliance-related events.              

PAPA is officially announced to the public at Preservation Piedmont’s Annual Meeting, 12/08, held at Monticello’s Jefferson Library:  Daily Progress, 12/8/08

City of Charlottesville’s Resolution proclaiming Preservation Week 2009:

Preservation Week 2009 proclamation


Preservation Week guest speakers included Roger Kennedy (center, bow tie), photographed at the Charlottesville Community Design Center on opening night for the ‘Preserving Place=Sustaining Community’ exhibition (center image) and Richard Moe at the School of Architecture, University of Virginia (bottom):

Roger Kennedy's lecture at the CCDC

Preserving Place=Sustaining Community

Richard Moe at UVA, A School

For additional wrap-up photographs of the week’s events, visit the devoted Preservation Week website at:  www.preservationweek.com

This year, on Saturday the 17th, we feature both historic and contemporary homes in the Woolen Mills neighborhood to show how new architecture can complement and enrich historic areas. Modern, sustainable architecture expresses our approach to design and living today, and adds a “21st century layer” to the history of our neighborhoods. This tour includes a variety of housing and building types to reveal the rich history of the Woolen Mills neighborhood, and to demonstrate how different buildings can change over time to accommodate new residents, while retaining their historic value. Enjoy the 170 years of history that unfold as you walk the streets of Woolen Mills – a truly historic and modern neighborhood.

On Sunday, October 18, Preservation Piedmont will be hosting a lecture and walking tour of the work of renowned local architect, Stanislaw Makielski. Makielski, an architecture professor at the University of Virginia for over 40 years, designed numerous buildings in Charlottesville and worked on hundreds of others. The Sunday walking tour, led by UVa architectural history professor Richard Guy Wilson, will look at Makielski’s buildings in the UVa and Rugby Road area, and will include the Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity houses, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, and Preston Court Apartments. The tour will conclude with a reception to be held at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church on Rugby Road.

Tickets for each day are $20 and can be purchased beginning September 24th at Beer Run, Greenberry’s (Barracks Road), The New Dominion Bookshop on the Downtown Mall, or on the day of the event (the Woolen Mills Chapel on Saturday and the Architecture School on Sunday). A $5 discount is available with mailed postcard to students, residents in the Woolen Mills neighborhood, and members of Preservation Piedmont.  Parking for the Open House Tour on Saturday is available at Riverview Park and the Woolen Mills Chapel. Stop in the chapel for tickets and more information on the neighborhood and the individual houses, and for a detailed map. Parking for the Walking Tour on Saturday is available at the Architecture School’s parking garage.
2009 Fall Tour Event

Moon-Henderson House

A historic Charlottesville resource is in danger of being demolished. It’s a house. The owner of the house is making a good-faith effort to sell it rather than demolishing it. The property is adjacent to and faces the former Under the Roof building.

110 10 ½ Street NW is a contributing building in the West Main Street Architectural Design Control District (ADCD). Historically known as the Moon-Henderson House the property was constructed circa 1883-1893; a 2-story, 3-bay simple vernacular Virginia I-house. The house is currently vacant.

The Realtor© is Brian Roy at:

Chapman-Roy Investment Company; 308 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902; Phone: (434) 295-4477

Email: Brian@chapmanroy.com

The listing is on Loopnet with postal code of 22903. The asking price is $162,600.


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