Public Presentation

A public presentation by officials from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and EHT Traceries will be held on February 14 at 7 pm in Council Chambers at Rouss City Hall. The presentation will explain the steps necessary to complete an exterior survey of buildings in Winchester’s Historic District. You are invited to attend and ask questions.

Click here to read the article in the Winchester Star covering this presentation.

Preservation News

A portion of the flat roof on the Taylor Hotel has collapsed under the weight of improperly draining rainwater on Thursday, October 25. Click here to read the Winchester Star and Northern Virginia Daily articles covering the collapse. The Taylor Hotel is a Winchester and Civil War landmark. For more information on the history of the Taylor Hotel, click here.

A structural assessment of the building has determined the front and back portions are structurally sound, and the owners intend to renovate. Click here to read the Winchester Star article or view the TV3 Winchester report.

PHW Membership Meeting

Current PHW members were invited to a special meeting at the Hexagon House at 7 PM on Monday, August 27 to consider whether to remove the restriction on the funds from the sale of the Kurtz Building. Approximately thirty members arrived to join an intelligent discussion concerning the funds and to catch up with old friends.

Noted House Restorer Christopher Owens to Speak

Join PHW at the Handley Library Auditorium on 4 March 2007 for a free lecture by noted house restorer Christopher Owens. Click here for the postcard. [Due to illness, Mr. Owens was unable to attend. David Edwards, director of the Northern Virginia Department of Historic Resources, presented in his place.] Read the Winchester Star article covering the event.