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The Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board meet quarterly to consider new nominations of historic sites for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The two boards also consider proposed updates and boundary increases to nominations for sites previously listed in the VLR and NRHP.

Additionally, the Board of Historic Resources considers new or proposed updates to historical highway markers, and new preservation easements. The State Review Board reviews and evaluates Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR staff has requested to be considered. On occasion, the boards convene for special meetings, which are announced here in advance.

Prior to each quarterly meeting, DHR posts information about new nominations, highway markers, easements, and PIFs on this webpage, along with an agenda for the meeting.

The public is welcome to attend quarterly and special board meetings. Check below for time, place, and draft agenda for each meeting. 

Photos of four properties on board agenda

At the December quarterly meeting of DHR's two boards, the board members considered for nomination to the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places the properties above, among others. Clockwise from top right: (1) the Lee Medical Arts Building, Richmond; (2) Gilliam-Irving Farm, Appomattox Co. (3) Aspen Hill, Lunenburg Co., and (4) El Bethel Methodist Church, Amherst Co.

2018 Schedule for Quarterly Joint Board Meetings

March 15, 2018 (third Thursday of the month)

June 21, 2018 (third Thursday)

September 20, 2018 (third Thursday)

December 13, 2018 (second Thursday

Preliminary Information Forms
Highway Markers Proposed  (Word Doc.)
Proposed Easement Donations (13 MB / PDF)
Easement Agenda Additional Materials (PDF)


The nominations below considered for listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) during the board meeting on December 14.

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Eastern Region

  • Downtown Hopewell Historic District 2017 Boundary Increase, City of Hopewell, #116-5031
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Highland Springs Historic District, Henrico County, #043-5334
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • St. Luke Building 2017 Update and Boundary Increase, City of Richmond, #127-0352
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • North Belmont Historic District, City of Charlottesville, #104-5082
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Kenwyn, City of Richmond, #127-7147
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Lee Medical Building, City of Richmond, #127-0174-0393
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Little River UDC Jefferson Davis Highway Marker, Hanover County, #042-5508
    Nomination         Photos        Map

Northern Region

  • Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Stafford County, #089-0360
  • Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Harrisonburg Downtown Historic District 2017 Boundary Increase, City of Harrisonburg, #115-0187
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, City of Alexandria, #100-5339
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Original Mount Vernon High School, Fairfax County, #029-0230
    Nomination        Photos          Map

Western Region

  • El Bethel Methodist Church, Amherst County, #005-5259
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church, Amherst County, #005-5071
    Nomination        Photos       Map
  • Gilliam-Irving Farm, Appomattox County, #006-5006
    Nomination        Photos       Map

Preliminary Information Forms

Preliminary Information Forms (PIFs) that DHR has evaluated during the current quarter are posted below for review by the State Review Board prior to their quarterly meeting.

Western Region:

  • Appalachia Post Office, Wise County, #164-5018
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Gladstone Depot, Nelson County, #062-0033
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Valleydale Meats, City of Salem, #129-5051
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Vaughan House, Town of South Boston, Halifax County, #130-0006-0395
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Wytheville Historic District 2017 Boundary Increase, Town of Wytheville, Wythe County, #139-0029
    PIF       Photos       Map

Northern Region:

  • African American Historic Resources in Arlington County, Virginia, Multiple Property Documentation Form, Arlington County, #000-4907
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Green Valley Pharmacy, Arlington County, #000-4908
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Neersville Historic District, Loudoun County, #053-0871
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Silver Lake Historic District, Rockingham County, #082-5665
    PIF       Photos       Map

Eastern Region:

  • Aspen Hill, Lunenburg County, 055-0079
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Cavalier Shores Historic District, City of Virginia Beach, #134-5379
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Manchester Trucking and Commercial Historic District, City of Richmond, #127-6519
    PIF       Photos       Map

Updated: 12.29.2017