Preservation Week 2012

May 4–12, 2012

Preservation Week 2012 highlighted two exhibitions: Paper City: Futurist Charlottesville at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory,  and More Than a Roof: Charlottesville Residential at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society; three tours: Charlottesville's Oldest (Download tour map (11x17 version or 8.5 x 11 version), Charlottesville Houses Against the Grain (Download tour map and flyer), and Monticello to Main Street, that traced the history of property ownership in Charlottesville’s African American community.  Two lectures included Cultural Geology: Understanding Charlottesville's History from the Bedrock Upwards, presented by local geologist, Aaron Cross, and More Than Just a Wall: Landscape Exploration within the Academical Village presented by landscape architects Mary Hughes, Liz Sargent, and Laura Knott, and archeologist and historian Ben Ford. Preservation Week also featured two screenings of the preservation documentary,  The Greenest Building. The week closed with a catered reception at West Main Restaurant.  



2011 Annual Meeting

December 4, 2011
Preservation Piedmont hosted its Annual Meeting at the offices of John Milner and Associates 301 W. Main St. (entrance on Ridge St. near the Music Resource Center) with a feature presentation by Melissa Wiley, Buy Fresh Buy Local Coordinator from Piedmont Environmental Council.

Book Signing with Eryn S. Brennan and Margaret Maliszewski.  

May 13, 2011

In celebration of the publication of an installement in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series.


Preservation Week 2011

March 30–April 9, 2011

Preservation Piedmont held the Third Annual Preservation Week offering a wide range of events and learning opportunities. 

Jean Carroon, author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings, kicked off Preservation Week on March 30, 2011 with a lecture and book signing in an event jointly sponsored by Preservation Piedmont, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and the Tusculum Institute of Sweet Briar College. 

Participants were encouraged to participate in Preservation Virginia's antiques show throughout the week. 

Preservation Piedmont hosted a walking tour of the West Main Street corridor, as well as a series of brown=bag lunch and evening lectures. In partnership with the University of Virginia's School of Architecture Historic Preservation Lecture and Symposium, Keeping Memory Green, wrapped up the weekend.


Fall Tour and 2010 Annual Meeting

October 9–10, 2010

Preservation Piedmont featured a variety of homes and structures in the North Downtown neighborhood—including the Shaffrey House on Park Street, the top floor apartment of the Altamont Circle apartment building, and a contemporary chicken coop designed by Will Grimm at 526 1st Street for the Open House Tour. 


Preservation Piedmont also hosted a guided walking tour of the Fry's Spring neighborhood, primarily focusing on the area around Jefferson Park Circle and JPA Extended.  Led by a longtime Jefferson Park Circle resident, the tour examined the development of one of Charlottesville's first suburbs and the eclectic houses built in the area in the early 20th century. Following the tour, the Annual Meeting was held at Fry's Spring Beach Club.

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