The Samuel Noakes House, Part 21

The Samuel Noakes HouseWe continue our journey through the renovation process at the Samuel Noakes House at 101 West Cork Street/201 South Braddock Street. Updates are posted each Tuesday through the PHW blog, following the progress with virtual hardhat tours. The previous entries may be found at the PHW blog at part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13, part 14, part 15, part 16, part 17, part 18, part 19, and part 20.

In today’s installation of the Noakes house project, you can see a number of salvaged items being reinstalled in the building. As you may recall, a number of original doors were removed during the early stages of the project and tucked away for future use. They have now been reinstalled. In cases where there were not quite enough matching doors on hand, historic replacements were purchased from Maggie’s Farm architectural salvage in Front Royal. Note in the upstairs bedroom on the Braddock St. side that the closet doors have been reversed to expose the unpainted sides to the room. Several double swinging doors have been re-purposed as single closet doors. A few brand new doors have also been installed along with the historic ones — see if you can spot them!

Preparing for doors at Cork Street.Doors upstairs at Cork Street

Doors downstairs at Cork Street

Doors upstairs at Braddock Street

Doors downstairs at Braddock Street

Winchester Underground: The Lovett Building

Join us for a tour of the Lovett Building (163-165 North Loudoun Street) on May 9 from 2 to 4 PM as part of PHW’s celebration of National Preservation Month. See the beginning phases of this historic tax credit rehabilitation project; subsequent tours will follow the progress of the building. There is no admission cost to this event, but donations will be accepted at the door.

Winchester Underground: The Apple Tour

Join PHW on October 25 from 1-4 PM as we take you to the core of Winchester’s industrial apple heritage. Start your tour at the old National Fruit office building, visit the oldest building on the National Fruit site, travel on Wyck Street to the Cold Storage facility, and continue to the ZeroPak building to learn about its adaptive reuse. Finish your tour with a drink at the Virginia Brewing Company for all ticket holders. Admission is only $5!

Ticket Sales: Advance tickets at the PHW office, all tour stops on day of the event.

Click here to view the PDF format postcard for this event.

Winchester Underground

Winchester Underground returns on April 19 for a tour of several properties along South Kent Street. Tours will be docent-led inside the properties. The tour is geared toward rarely seen gems that are not open to the public, or are “works in progress” to show historic preservation in action. It is the theme of progress that brings PHW to Kent Street in 2008. A sense of renewal and promise follows you as you travel down South Kent Street and admire the turn of the century vernacular architecture. So come aboard the Winchester Underground—our next stop is South Kent Street!

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Winchester Underground #2

Winchester Underground returns on June 9, 3-5 p.m., for tours of downtown buildings rarely open to the public. The second in the series of tours, Winchester Underground takes you to three hidden treasures: The Hiram Masonic Lodge on the Loudoun Street Mall, the third floor and basement of the Handley Regional Library, and Rouss Fire Hall. Afterwards, there will be a reception with one complimentary drink to all ticket holders at Piccadilly’s Brew Pub.

Over 200 visitors braved the long lines to tour the three locations on a sunny Saturday afternoon. PHW cannot thank our host locations and our patient guests enough for their support of the tour.

Winchester Underground

Lewis Jones Knitting MillThe first in an exciting new series of tours, the Winchester Underground series takes you to rarely seen gems of Winchester’s architectural history. Proceeds from the Winchester Underground events will benefit the restoration of the Rouss Fire Hall meeting room.

The kickoff event was held in the old Lewis Jones Knitting Mill on North Kent Street, across from the Judicial Center, from 6-8 p.m. Approximately 50 guests toured the fabulously restored Mill. PHW would like to extend thanks to Jim Vickers for allowing us to use the Mill for the first tour location.