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Sep 8, 2017

Upperville, Virginia Historic District Resurvey and Nomination Update

Hanbury Preservation Consulting, in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research, has completed a re-survey of the Upperville Historic District and made revisions to the National Register nomination. One hundred and forty-six resources were documented, including churches, stores and homes. All resources were mapped and photographed, and a record for each was created or revised in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources' survey database.

Extensive revisions to the nomination added an inventory and full bibliography, as well as extended narratives about the town's inception and development, its role in the Civil War, and the participation of African Americans in its history.


Sep 8, 2017

Hanbury Preservation Consulting completes survey of African-American Resources in Arlington

Hanbury Preservation Consulting, in collaboration with architectural historian Penne Sandbeck, working under subcontract to Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., has completed a survey of 600 African-American resources in Arlington County, Virginia. Part of a larger project, the survey included documentation of specific individual resources and extensive survey in two historically African American neighborhoods, Nauck and Arlington View. Both communities were destinations for former residents of Freedman's villages, displaced by the establishment of Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon

The Nauck neighborhood has had African-American landowners since before the Civil War when Levi Jones, the son of enslaved workers at Mount Vernon, purchased property in 1844 close to his wife who was enslaved at nearby Green Valley Manor. In 1874, John D. Nauck, Jr., a German immigrant, bought 46 acres and began subdividing the land. He sold these properties primarily to African Americans. In addition to residences, the neighborhood is home to many churches, social institutions and African-American owned businesses. Arlington View was established in the 1880’s. Robert Johnston, a former slave owner turned advocate for African Americans, owned property nearby and sold portions of his land to displaced African Americans for residential lots and for the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Both neighborhoods contain a considerable collection of World War II era housing.


Sep 8, 2017

First Baptist Church, Williamsburg added to the National Register of Historic Places

First Baptist Church in Williamsburg is significant for its social history as well as its architectural history. The congregation is the oldest, continuously active African American congregation in the United States, established in the 1770s. Despite religious and racial discrimination, the congregation has consistently and actively advocated for expanded opportunities for African Americans. It housed a school operated by Quakers in the post Civil War era. In the 1870s its minister was elected to statewide office. The church was integrally involved in the activities of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, hosting the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and protesting local unfair hiring practices.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Rockefeller-funded restoration of Williamsburg involved the demolition and removal of post-eighteenth-century buildings, including First Baptist's 1856 sanctuary, to recreate a colonial townscape within a roughly 120 acre area along the city's main street. The Foundation offered the congregation a new site, outside the restored area, with sufficient funding to build a new church. The congregation selected Norfolk architect Bernard Spigel to design the church. Not known for his ecclesiastical work, Spigel's design borrowed heavily from his recent commission for an African American congregation in nearby Suffolk. The Foundation's influence extended to the design of the new church, as Spigel adopted an architectural vocabulary that included compass-headed windows, a Chippendale railing at the tower, and a tawny beige paint scheme for the external wood trim that is ubiquitous in Colonial Williamsburg.

The National Register nomination was co-authored by David Lewes of the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research and Mary Ruffin Hanbury of Hanbury Preservation Consulting.


Aug 8, 2017

Grace Church, Kimarnock added to the National Register of Historic Places

The Grace Episcopal Church complex illustrates a century of Episcopal church architecture in Virginia through its two primary worship spaces--the Gothic Revival chapel, formerly Grace Church, and the current Grace Church in the Colonial Revival Style by architect Milton Grigg. The juxtaposition of the two buildings provides a strong contrast and shows not only the growth of the congregation but changes in architectural expression of this parish which has its roots in the Georgian Christ Church (1732-35). The chapel was moved on the property in 1958 and its preservation through relocation contributes to its significance of the complex as a whole.

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to have prepared the nomination.


Jun 8, 2017

Berry O’Kelly Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The Berry O'Kelly Historic District, composed of St. James African American Episcopal Church, Berry O' Kelly's grave, and the remaining buildings associated with the Berry O'Kelly School, constitute the institutional core of the Method community, a settlement of free African Americans established shortly after the Civil War. O'Kelly was born in slavery, but through hard work and talent became a prominent businessman whose philanthropy was connected to both the church and school. He successfully negotiated funding from the Rosenwald program to build a school in Method and Julius Rosenwald came to celebrate it as the 4,000 educational building for African Americans in the south constructed with monies from his foundation. The district is significant for its association with O'Kelly, for its architecture, for its role in the Method community, for its association with the Rosenwald School program, and for its demonstration of trends in African American education during the 20th century.


May 1, 2017

Revolving Fund Study for Madison-Morgan Conservancy

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be conducting a revolving fund feasibility study for the Madison-Morgan Conservancy. Incorporated as Georgia’s first countywide conservancy in 2000, the Madison-Morgan Conservancy has grown into an effective and influential organization, serving both locally and statewide as a resource for protecting natural, agricultural, and historic resources, promoting the region’s local agricultural industry, and preserving the quality of life and sense of place found in Morgan County.

The mission of the Madison-Morgan Conservancy is to provide public education on conservation matters and to protect and enhance the heritage and quality of life of the residents of Morgan County by preserving historic sites, greenspace, farmland, and timberland.

The feasibility study will provide insight from stakeholders, membership, and peer organizations with established programs. Examining internal capacity and external opportunities will allow the conservancy to make an informed decision on how and whether to move forward with a revolving fund.


Mar 23, 2017

Berry O’Kelly Historic District Moves Forward

The National Register nomination for the Berry O'Kelly Historic District was presented and approved by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee. It will be forward to the National Park Service for listing. Stay tuned. This was a great project to work on with our colleague Jeffrey Harris and the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.


Mar 23, 2017

Hanbury Preservation to prepare nominations for New Deal Parks in West Virginia

Hanbury Preservation Consulting has been awarded a contract to re-survey and prepare National Register Nominations for West Virginia State Parks developed as part of the New Deal. Working from the Multiple Property Documentation Form for New Deal Resources in West Virginia State Parks and State Forests, Hanbury Preservation will work in Cacapon Resort State Park, Greenbrier State Forest, Kumbrabow State Forest, Babcok State Park and Seneca State Forest to update photographic documentation and prepare nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The massive investment of infrastructure during the New Deal, and the influence of the National Park Service's rustic design projects are the basis for the significance of these sites.


Mar 23, 2017

Revolving Fund Study for Historic Columbia

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be conducting a revolving fund feasibility study for Historic Columbia. Founded in 1961, Historic Columbia supports and protects the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina through advocacy, education, and preservation. In addition to maintaining historic properties and collections, Historic Columbia conducts research on local history, sponsors lectures and workshops, and advocates for the preservation of resources throughout city and county. The study will provide them with insight from stakeholders and membership as well as best practices from established programs so that the organization can make an informed decision in moving forward.


Mar 23, 2017

South Rockfish Valley Rural Historic District listed on the National Register

The South Rockfish Valley Rural Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This 1,620-acre swath of historic farms, agricultural landscapes, and small crossroads residential communities in northwest Nelson County, Virginia is a well-preserved rural landscape with a continuous tradition of farming in a circumscribed geographic area since the first half of the eighteenth century. The agricultural history of this exceptionally fertile valley chronicles the development of tobacco cultivation for international export from the eighteenth through late nineteenth century, the transition to a thriving apple orchard industry from the 1880s through early 1940s, and the present mix of cattle farming and experimentation with viticulture and cider orchards. The district has a notable collection of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century century architecture representing a variety of vernacular and more formal styles. Of particular interest are several late eighteenth- to early nineteenth-century farmhouses with high integrity, including three that are individually listed on the National Register. In addition, an individually listed general store (built in 1908) anchors the historic crossroads community of Wintergreen, which included a succession of stores, mills, and schools from the 1840s through the early twentieth century.

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to have managed a two- phased project in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research, to survey and document the architectural resources in the district and prepare the nomination.


May 6, 2016

John Chavis Memorial Park added to the National Register

Hanbury Preservation Consulting in collaboration with historian Jeffrey Harris is pleased to announce that John Chavis Memorial Park has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located in southeast Raleigh, this park of currently 26 1/2 acres was developed in 1937 as a "separate but equal" recreational facility for African Americans. Built with contributions from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and with solid backing from the local government and civic organizations, the park is one of a few segregated recreation facilities built in North Carolina during this period with federal funding confirming the complicity of the federal government with southern Jim Crow policies. The park was named for a free man of color who was a Revolutionary War veteran, Presbyterian minister, and teacher.

The park was designed by G. Robert Derick, a National Park Service landscape architect, and it retains several resources that reflect the design movement in recreational facilities termed "parkitecture" that uses rustic materials. Despite the eventual integration of Raleigh's public facilities in the 1960s, the park has continued to be a focal point for the African American community in Raleigh.

Hanbury Preservation Consulting prepared the nomination for the City of Raleigh with assistance from Jeffrey Harris. Citizens of southeast Raleigh rallied behind the project and provided moral support and oral history interviews that strengthened the nomination.


Mar 10, 2016

Revolving Fund Feasibility Study for Historic Fort Worth

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to have completed a revolving fund feasibility study for Historic Fort Worth. The study involved board and membership surveys and stakeholder interviews to assess needs, capacity, and perceptions. Interviews with other organizations that operate funds provided insight into best practices that could be adapted to Fort Worth. A facilitated retreat allowed the board to examine options for fund operation and strategies, reflect on feedback from membership and stakeholders, discuss metrics for evaluation, and consider next steps.


Feb 2, 2016

Riverside Farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Riverside Farm is a significant late Federal Style house with a farm complex including a nineteenth century ice house and large bank barn, in Nelson County, Virginia. Riverside's main house has sophisticated architectural features seen in earlier and grander houses in Nelson County, though executed on a smaller scale. The house has architectural pretensions beyond its size and purportedly the original owner's financial capacity. Construction of the house began in 1841 and it was significantly expanded in 1851.

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to have prepared the nomination for Riverside Farm.


Nov 18, 2015

Survey and Nomination of the Proposed Saxis Historic District

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to survey and prepare a National Register nomination for the proposed Saxis Historic District, working in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research and architectural historian Penne Sandbeck.

Located on the Pocomoke Sound of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia's Eastern Shore, the town is surrounded by water and marshland. It retains a working waterfront and much of its history relates to the crab and oyster trade. Author Kirk Mariner states “Saxis entered the second decade of the 21st century (as) that increasing rarity: an authentic fishing village unspoiled by development or tourism…a place where making a living required hard work and ingenuity.”

The first step of the project will involve gathering architectural data for approximately 200 properties located within the proposed historic district. After the architectural reconnaissance survey is complete, a National Register of Historic Places nomination form will be completed. The nomination form will include a complete inventory of the historic and a well-researched statement of significance that describes important historic trends and themes as expressed in the built environment.

The project is funded through the Virginia Department of Historic Resources by a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties that the National Park Service awarded in 2014 to the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more information about all the projects funded through this program, click here.


Sep 29, 2015

Quapaw Quarter Association Strategic Plan

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is delighted to be facilitating Quapaw Quarter Association's new strategic plan. The Quapaw Quarter Association's mission is to promote the preservation of Little Rock Arkansas' architectural heritage through advocacy, marketing, and education.

Incorporated in 1968, the Quapaw Quarter Association grew out of an effort to identify and protect significant historic structures in Little Rock during the urban renewal projects of the early 1960s. Throughout its existence, it has been a driving force behind historic preservation in Greater Little Rock.


May 12, 2015

Hanbury Preservation Projects Highlighted in Virginia Stewardship Report

The 2015 Report on the Stewardship of State-Owned Property, a biennal report prepared by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for the General Assembly, reviews the progress and challenges of state agencies in maintaining the historic resources with which they are entrusted. Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to have worked on three projects highlighted in the report--as a subcontractor to Hanbury Evans surveying resources at Ft Monroe in support of the development of preservation standards and a masterplan; for the survey with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research of architectural resources in the Ettrick community, includng Summerseat; and for the comprehensive resurvey of the proposed Piedmont Geriatric Hospital (formerly Piedmont Sanitorium) Historic District which included the update of exisiting records, survey of additional resources, evaluation of contributing status of resources and the recommendation for individual designations and revised district boundaries.

We are pleased and proud to be of service to state agencies, protecting the Commonwealth's heritage.

To view a copy of the report, click here.


Mar 17, 2015

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to work with Preservation Durham

Hanbury Preservation is pleased to be working with Preservation Durham to conduct a needs assessment. Through community meetings, stakeholder interviews, and surveys, Hanbury Preservation will create a report to reflect opinions about needs in Durham and where and how Preservation Durham's mission and programming meet those needs. The report will be the basis for a board workshop to examine the organization's current operations and make changes as needed to re align its work to address community needs.

Principal Mary Ruffin Hanbury stated," I am pleased to see Preservation Durham take this step. Many non profits run on autopilot and never make the effort to check in with their constituents and the larger community. Durham is not the same city it was even five years ago and as the city changes, Preservation Durham is taking steps to adapt to address new conditions and concerns. We are looking forward to working with them."


Jan 14, 2015

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to Survey South Rockfish Valley Rural Historic District

Hanbury Preservation Consulting in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research has been awarded the contract to produce an architectural survey of the South Rockfish Valley Rural Historic District in Nelson County, Virginia. Historically a rural region, the district contains some of the county's earliest agricultural outbuildings, dating from the late eighteenth century. The district is shaped by the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and the Rockfish River. Agriculture and transportation have influenced the development of the area as have the Scotch-Irish and Anglican traditions of its early settlers.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to document this significant cultural landscape in Virginia in hopes that it will lead to increased appreciation of the history and resources that continue to shape it, and the willingness to preserve and interpret them for the future.


Nov 6, 2014

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to Facilitate Community Visioning Meeting

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to have been selected to conduct a community workshop for the The Julius Rosenwald School Foundation of Northumberland County. The foundation is the steward of the Julius Rosenwald High School in Reedville, Virginia. This school was one of over 5,000 schools built for African Americans in the south with assistance from Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears Roebuck. The Rosenwald Schools program sprung out of partnership between Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington and blossomed into a what the National Trust for Historic Preservation calls "one of the most important partnerships to advance African American education in the early 20th century."

The workshop, to be held in November, is intended to educate the larger community about the Rosenwald program and the history specifically of the Reedville School. Community leaders will then be asked to help create a vision for the future of the school by articulating community needs and considering uses and partnerships that will insure the building's continued use and sustainability.

The workshop is funded in part by a generous grant for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Jul 7, 2014

The Mecca Achieves Landmark Status

Today, the Raleigh, North Carolina City Council made official what has been common knowledge for years--The Mecca Restaurant is now a landmark.

This nineteenth century commercial building, within the Fayetteville Street Historic District, has housed The Mecca since 1937 when Nicholas Dombalis moved the restaurant from a nearby location. The building features period casework and booths with remarkable integrity. And it represents the path to success for many Greeks who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century, through the food service industry.

A block away from the Wake County Courthouse, The Mecca is a popular meeting place for lawyers, judges, and local politicians. The restaurant has had a remarkably long tenure and now includes the fifth generation of the Dombalis family.

Hanbury Preservation Consulting was thrilled to have prepared the landmark designation report for The Mecca. It is part of what makes out hometown special. Come visit on a Friday when the special is lemon herb chicken.


Apr 30, 2014

Hanbury Preservation Consulting Secures HUBZone Certification

Hanbury Preservation has been designated a HUBZone business. HUBZone businesses are organizations within Historically Underutilized Business Zones created as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. The program encourages economic development in designated areas through preferences in federal contracting including a 10% price evaluation preference. Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be able to offer this benefit to its federal prime contracting partners.


Jan 28, 2014

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is SWaM-certified

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to announce it has achieved Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned (SWaM) certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Jan 28, 2014

Hanbury Preservation Facilitates Charette for Baltimore’s PS 103

Working in collaboration with Point HDC, Hanbury Preservation Consulting facilitated a charette to explore further options for PS 103. The charette was sponsored by the Baltimore National Heritage Area and hosted by Union Baptist Church. Participants included representatives from Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Baltimore City Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation, the Office of the Mayor of Baltimore, Baltimore General Services, Baltimore Development Corp, the Mayor’s Steering Committee for PS 103, the Upton Planning Committee, and the National Park Service’s National Historic Landmarks Office in Washington and Northeast Regional office in Philadelphia. The group discussed options for designation as well as possible models for interpretation and outreach. The charette follows a multi-year series of studies for the building and the implementation of the first phase of building stabilization.


Jan 28, 2014

Wythe County Survey Completed

Hanbury Preservation Consulting working in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR), completed a county-wide historic architectural survey. Three hundred and seventy six resources were identified, mapped, and photographed. Additionally for each resource a sketch site plan, a physical description and a statement of significance were prepared. Twenty properties were surveyed at the intensive level with added documentation of the interiors with photographs and floor plans. A scripted slide show and a written survey report with findings and recommendations were prepared. Hanbury Preservation conducted and directed all of the field work and subsequent documentation, wrote significant portions of the survey report, and created the slide presentation. Through a systematic process, the survey more than doubled the number of resources adequately recorded across the county outside of Wytheville, the county seat. A wide variety of resource types were recorded with special attention devoted to early log structures a rapidly disappearing resource type in the region. The survey products will be used by the county “for recognition and protection of important properties in short and long range land use planning, to encourage preservation easements and land conservation, and to help inform the public and serve as an educational tool. The project will support the county's heritage tourism and economic development programs, and will facilitate federally mandated environmental review projects.”

To view the scripted slide show, click here.


Mar 11, 2013

HPC to conduct organizational assessment & strategic planning for Historic Savannah Foundation

Savannah, Georgia contains a one-square mile National Historic Landmark District and 14 National Register districts, with notable architecture from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also has one of the nation’s most respected local preservation organizations in Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF). Established in 1955 with the purchase of the then threatened c.1820 Davenport House, Historic Savannah Foundation started a Revolving Fund which has since saved over 350 buildings and counting. As a recognized leader of the local preservation movement, HSF provides advocacy, outreach and education through creative programming and its award-winning museum, the Isaiah Davenport House.

The HSF board of 25 and membership of 700+ sought out Hanbury Preservation Consulting to help chart their course for the next 3-4 years by establishing new goals and objectives. Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be offering strategic planning services to the Historic Savannah Foundation.


Nov 16, 2012

Hanbury Preservation Consulting at Carter’s Grove

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be working as construction consultant to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee appointed for the owner of Carter's Grove Plantation. Carter’s Grove is the 1755 Georgian estate built for Carter Burwell near Williamsburg. Renovation financing is being provided by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.


Jun 2, 2012

Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study Posted

The DRAFT feasibility study for a National Heritage Area in eastern North Carolina can be found here.

Comments are welcome and can be posted online until July 1, 2012. Comment letters and letters of support can also be mailed via US Postal Service by July 1, 2012 to:

North Carolina’s Northeast Commission
119 West Water Street
Edenton, North Carolina 27932
Attn: Heritage Area Comments


Jun 2, 2012

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to work with Historic House Tours in Natchez

With funding from the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative and under the aegis of Natchez National Historical Park and Historic Natchez Foundation, Hanbury Preservation Consulting will produce an assessment of historic house tours in Natchez.  Using Spring Pilgrimage as a model, Hanbury Preservation Consulting will examine numerous aspects of the tour experience including interpretation, preservation, and visitor services.  An assessment including an overview and applicable best practices and case studies will be prepared.


Feb 3, 2012

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to provide services to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Hanbury Preservation consulting is pleased to be part of an interdisciplinary team, lead by PF&A DESIGN of Norfolk, Virginia, that has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the Eastern Region, Department of Veterans Affairs.  Under this contract, Hanbury Preservation will serve as the historic preservation consultant for a broad range of projects for the next several years.


Jan 13, 2012

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to prepare Strategic Plan for Historic Macon Foundation

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to announce that they will be providing strategic planning services to the Historic Macon Foundation. Formed in 2003 by the merger of the Middle Georgia Historical Society and the Macon Heritage Foundation, Historic Macon Foundation's mission is “to advocate for Macon’s historic and architectural heritage, to facilitate preservation efforts in our community, and to educate and inspire appreciation for our unique city.” For more information about the Historic Macon Foundation, click here.


Dec 15, 2011

New Bern Historic Preservation Plan Adopted

On December 13, 2011, in a unanimous vote, the New Bern, North Carolina Board of Alderman has officially adopted the Historic Preservation Plan developed by Hanbury Preservation Consulting with Thomason & Associates and Fulton Forde.  The product of over a year of effort by the consulting team, planning staff and the board appointed steering committee, the plan was driven by public participation.  It focuses on goals that include protecting New Bern’s historic resources, expanding designation, recognition and participation to include more diversity and indentifying and increasing resources for preservation while building capacity amongst partners among others.  The plan has forty five recommended actions that invite broad participation by the larger preservation community within the city.


Nov 28, 2011

Hanbury Preservation to Collaborate on The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Management Plan

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be a part of the interdisciplinary team led by the National Trust for Historic Preservation selected to develop a Management Plan for the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.

The heritage area is composed of eighteen counties in Northwest Mississippi defined by the Mississippi River and its alluvial plain.  Rich in heritage, its resources tell the stories of agriculture, the Civil War, Civil Rights and the Blues and Rock and Roll, among others.  Over the next two years Hanbury Preservation Consulting will be focusing on stewardship and interpretation of resources within the heritage area.  Hanbury Preservation is proud to be working with the National Trust, Point Heritage Development, Augie Carlino, the Walker Collaborative, Third Coast Design Studio, Black Orchid Designs and  Delta Center for Culture and Learning in the region cited by the National Park Service as the “cradle of American culture.”


Oct 21, 2011

Hanbury to keynote 2011 East Tennessee Preservation Conference

Mary Ruffin Hanbury will deliver the keynote lecture, Relying on the Past to Plan for an Uncertain Future, on Saturday November 12 in Jonesborough, Tennessee. For more information about the conference, go to http://www.heritageall.org/docs/downloads/ETPABrochure.pdf


Oct 12, 2011

Hanbury Preservation to conduct Strategic Planning for Preservation Kentucky

Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to announce it will be facilitating strategic planning for Preservation Kentucky. Using a model developed specifically for historic preservation non profits, Hanbury Preservation will be canvassing stakeholders, board members and the organization’s membership to develop an assessment that will serve as the spring board for a weekend planning session this fall. 


Aug 16, 2011

Cary Historic Preservation Plan Honored

The Cary Historic Preservation Plan, adopted in May 2010, has been recognized by the 2011 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Awards Program. Awarded each year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA), the awards recognize agencies and individuals that have completed outstanding plans, programs and projects. The Cary Plan won an Honorable Mention in the category of comprehensive planning for a large community in North Carolina. The plan was completed by a multidisciplinary team including Hanbury Preservation Consulting in collaboration with Thomason and Associates, the Walker Collaborative, and Russ Stephenson, AIA.


Jun 1, 2011

Virginia Armories Survey Project Commences

Hanbury Preservation Consulting will be working in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research this summer to document National Guard Armories in Virginia to assess their significance in advance of renovations. Twenty two armories from Clifton Forge to Fredericksburg will be intensively surveyed, documented and evaluated.


Jan 14, 2011

Hanbury Preservation to Provide Board Training for Preservation Kentucky

This winter, Mary Ruffin Hanbury will be providing board training for Preservation Kentucky. The training will include best practices for board and staff relationships and roles, effective meetings and board recruitment. Mary Ruffin brings extensive experience and perspective as both as nonprofit staff and board member to the training.

Preservation Kentucky is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Kentucky's historic and prehistoric places through education and advocacy. Since 1988 It has been committed to preserving vestiges of all Kentuckians' past - from shotgun houses in Louisville to African American rural communities across the state to roadside architecture, such as the Parkette Drive-In in Lexington, to important prehistoric archeological sites.
http://www.preservationkentucky.org/


Dec 16, 2010

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to prepare New Bern Historic Preservation Plan

Hanbury Preservation Consulting has been chosen to prepare a historic preservation plan for the city of New Bern, North Carolina. Working with Thomason & Associates and Fulton Forde, Hanbury Preservation will be responsible for developing a plan that will establish a city-wide vision for preservation as well as supporting goals, policies, and implementation strategies. Established in 1710 by settlers under Baron Christoph von Graffenried, New Bern is the second oldest city in the State of North Carolina and once served as the state capitol. Learn more...


Oct 27, 2010

Hanbury Joins North Carolina State Capitol Foundation

Mary Ruffin Hanbury was one of six new members appointed to the Board of the North Carolina State Capitol Foundation on October 18. The foundation was established to raise awareness and funds to further educational opportunities and to encourage the continual restoration and interpretation of the historic State Capitol. Designed by A. J. Davis to replace the state house that burned on this site in 1831, the State Capitol housed all of North Carolina’s state government until 1888. The governor’s office remains in the building and over 100,000 visitors tour the National Historic Landmark annually.

Sep 13, 2010

Hanbury Preservation Consulting to Lead Eastern NC Heritage Tourism & National Heritage Area Effort

Hanbury Preservation Consulting will lead a team that includes the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Heritage Tourism Program, Point Heritage Development, Augie Carlino, and Black Orchid Designs in a multi-phased heritage tourism project. Over an eighteen month period, the team will create a multi-county heritage tourism database, will evaluate selected heritage tourism sites, provide recommendations for enhancing the visitor experience, assess current heritage tourism marketing, and develop a feasibility study for a National Heritage Area designation for the region. The project is funded by the Golden Leaf Foundation and sponsored by NC’s Northeast Commission, NC’s Eastern Region, and NC’s Southeast and local tourism officials. For more information, go to http://www.ncnortheast.info/news/pdfs/Heritage%20Tourism%20Hanbury.pdf


Jun 22, 2010

New Jersey Heritage Tourism Plan Adopted

On Friday June 18, 2010 the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force unanimously adopted a statewide heritage tourism plan.

The New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force was established by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey (P.I.2006,C60). The legislation directed the taskforce to “create a comprehensive heritage tourism master plan for New Jersey.” Working in collaboration with the National Trust Heritage Tourism Division and Hargrove International/The HTC Group, Hanbury Preservation Consulting developed the plan.

The plan is the result of a process that has involved working closely with the task force and its subcommittees to develop a series of recommendations and action steps to strengthen heritage tourism throughout the state and provide concrete steps to develop products; to market to regional, national and international markets; and to create management and administrative infrastructure to support the effort as it moves forward.


May 28, 2010

Town of Cary adopts Historic Preservation Plan

On May 27, 2010 the Cary Town Council unanimously adopted the historic preservation plan created by Thomason and Associates, Hanbury Preservation Consulting, the Walker Collaborative and Russ Stephenson, AIA. The year-long project involved working closely with town staff and an appointed advisory board and included numerous public meetings and workshops. Preliminary research indicates that it is the first stand alone preservation plan to be adopted by any locality in North Carolina.

Feb 10, 2010

Cary Preservation Plan posted for public comment

The Town of Cary, North Carolina has posted a draft preservation plan on its website as part of a public comment period. The plan was developed by a team including Hanbury Preservation Consulting. It is the result of a year long process which has included workshops and community meetings. Public hearings by the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Board will be held in March and April 2010, respectively, prior to action by the Town Council later in the spring. You can view the plan here.


Dec 18, 2009

Hanbury Preservation Consulting sponsors NC Main Street Conference

The North Carolina Main Street Center celebrates its 30th anniversary at its upcoming conference in New Bern, January 27-29. The theme is Downtown: The Key to Recovery and will feature keynote speeches by Doug Loescher, Jon Shallert and Don Rypkema. Hanbury Preservation Consulting is proud to be a sponsor of the conference and support the work of the NC Main Street Center. For more information on the conference and to register, go to http://www.ncmainstreetcenter.org/


Nov 2, 2009

Hanbury Makes Presentation at National Preservation Conference

Mary Ruffin Hanbury moderated and participated in a panel discussion on Thursday, October 15 at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The panel discussed the recent assessment of African American heritage tourism sites in Natchez, Mississippi conducted by Hanbury Preservation Consulting. The panel included: Kathleen Jenkins, Superintendent of Natchez National Historical Park; David Preziosi, Executive Director of Mississippi Heritage Trust; Alex T. Thomas, Program Manager for Heritage Trails, Mississippi Development Authority, Division of Tourism; and Darrell White, Heritage Tourism Officer for the City of Natchez.

The National Trust virtual attendee blog covered the session and can be found at http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/training/npc/2009-nashville/virtual-attendee/session-feeds/thursday.html

Copies of the powerpoints for the panel can be found at http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/training/npc/2009-nashville/virtual-attendee/session-handouts-and-presentations.html


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