Preservation Month – Learn About Preservation and Restoration

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May is Historic Preservation Month. If you own a historic home, or just want to learn more about historic houses, we have resources available for you. Perhaps you are curious about the history behind historic buildings, homes and sites in Fauquier County?

Want to learn more? We can help with that too! The Warrenton central library will display books about historic preservation through May. Books on display are available for check out.

Historic Buildings

Check out these titles for great photographs and secrets of historic buildings located through out Virginia.

Fauquier County, Historic Buildings. Includes old and historic homes throughout Fauquier County.

Weston: A Place Apart edited by Betsy Anderson, published by the Warrenton Antiquarian Society.

Virginia’s Historic Homes and Gardens by Pat and Chuck Blakely.VA Historic Homes and Gardens

Saving Monticello: the Levy family’s epic quest to rescue the house that Jefferson built, by Marc Leepson.

Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home by Phillip Levy.

Williamsburg: Before and After the Rebirth of Virginia’s Colonial Capital by George Humphrey Yetter.

Preservation is more than buildings

Historic sites: Bridges, battlefields, trails and roadways await the Virginia traveler.

Covered Bridges in Virginia: Nine Old Ladies in the Slow Lane by Leola B. Pierce.

A Guidebook to Virginia’s Historical Markers compiled by Scott David Arnold. You’ve likely seen these markers along your travels throughout Virginia,

Hiking and Driving Tours throughout Virginia. civil war sites in VA

National Register of Historic Virginia Places.

Preservation and Restoration

For the DIYer, check out these sources on preserving and restoring your home.

Preservation is a quarterly magazine published by the National Trust. The Red Truck Bakery has been featured in this periodical along with other Virginia landmarks.

Caring for Your Historic House by Heritage Preservation and National Park Service.

Green Restorations: Sustainable Building and Historic Homes by Aaron Lubeck. This resource focuses on ways to restore historic homes in an eco-friendly manner.

More Period Details by Judith Miller. If you’re looking for details for your historic home, this book has all the period “details.”

This is just a sampling of what the Fauquier County Public Library has available. We also have resources available through our online databases; visit our Home Improvement Collection.

Locally, National Historic Preservation Month is being commemorated through a Historic Masonry Workshop & Mason’s Walking Tour of Old Town Warrenton, Saturday, May 9th. The event will be held at the John Barton Payne Building and is hosted by the Fauquier County Community Development Department and Architectural Review Board.

Jody, Adult Reference, Warrenton central library


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