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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)

March 15 Quarterly Board Meeting

Final Agenda

The next meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and State Review Board will convene at 10:00 a.m., March 15, 2018, at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (formerly the Virginia Historical Society), Harry M. Bluford Classroom, located at 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Preliminary Information Forms
Highway Markers Proposed  (PDF)
Easement Program Agenda Project Summaries (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 March 15. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Eastern Region

  • Oliver Chilled Plow Works Warehouse, City of Richmond, #127-6914
    Nomination        Photos        Map

Northern Region

  • Fannie Thompson House, Augusta County, #007-0663
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Funkhouser Farm, Shenandoah County, #085-0245
    Nomination        Photos        Map

Western Region

  • Retirement and the Muster Ground, Town of Abingdon, Washington County, #140-0006
    Nomination        Photos        Map
  • Twelfth Street Industrial Historic District, City of Lynchburg, #118-5498
    Nomination        Photos       Map
  • Villa Heights, City of Roanoke, #128-0012
    Nomination        Photos      Map
  • Wytheville Historic District 2018 Boundary Increase, Town of Wytheville, Wythe County, #139-0029
    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:

  • Big Stone Gap Historic District, Town of Big Stone Gap, Wise County, #101-5002
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Draper Historic District, Pulaski County, #077-0169
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Greenlee's Ferry, Rockbridge County, #081-0208
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Madison Heights School, Amherst County, #005-5045
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Woodlawn High School, Carroll County, #017-5160
    PIF       Photos       Map

Northern Region:

  • James Farm, Loudoun County, #053-0739
    PIF       Photos       Map

Eastern Region:

  • Basic Construction Building, City of Newport News, #121-5453
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • First Czechoslovakian Presbyterian Church, Prince George County, #074-5093
    PIF        Photos      Map
  • Strachan-Harrison House, City of Petersburg, #123-0024
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Union Baptist Church, City of Hopewell, #116-5093
    PIF       Photos       Map
  • Whittles Mill Dam, Mecklenburg County, #058-5199
    PIF       Photos       Map

Updated: 3.14.2018