A portion of the flat roof on the Taylor Hotel has collapsed under the weight of improperly draining rainwater on Thursday, October 25. The Taylor Hotel is a Winchester and Civil War landmark.
A structural assessment of the building has determined the front and back portions are structurally sound, and the owners intend to renovate.
PHW pledges $15,000 to the restoration of the Old Lutheran Church wall in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. The wall, constructed c. 1760, is a local landmark and one of the oldest remnants of a building in Winchester.
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.
Join PHW at the Handley Library Auditorium on 4 March 2007 for a free lecture by noted house restorer Christopher Owens.
[Due to illness, Mr. Owens was unable to attend. David Edwards, director of the Northern Virginia Department of Historic Resources, presented in his place.]