Hanbury Preservation Consulting

P.O. Box 6049
Raleigh, NC 27628 USA
(919) 828-1905 phone

Historic Architecture Survey - Wythe County, Virginia

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.”