State/National Districts & Sites

State/National historic districts and sites are on the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and/or the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). These are strictly honorary listings that recognize the historic significance of a place, building, site, or area and encourage, but do not require, the preservation of the property. Listing on the registers offers limited protection from potentially harmful federally- or state-funded activities. The main benefit of being listed is that owners may qualify for state and federal rehabilitation tax credit programs and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) easement program.

DHR has more information regarding the registers and a full listing of state and national historic districts and sites.

Recent State & National Historic Designation Meetings

Hunton Branch Y / Hunton Randolph Community Center - Public Information Meeting Held on November 30, 2023

On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 3 pm, in the lower level event space of the Hunton Randolph Community Center, Laura Purvis, Architectural Historian & Owner of Purvis Historic Preservation and the Department of Community Development held a public information meeting regarding the Hunton Branch YMCA registers nomination.

Please send any information, photos, or stories related to the historic Hunton Branch Y by email to Laura Purvis. She may also be reached at 434-242-7091.  

Lower Basin Historic District 2023 Boundary Increase Registers Nomination - Public Meeting Held on February 15, 2023

On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 6 pm, in the second floor training room of City Hall, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) conducted a public hearing regarding the Lower Basin Historic District 2023 Boundary Increase Registers nomination. Public comments regarding the proposal were taken at the time of the hearing or sent to Director Julie Langan, Department of Historic Resources, 2801 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221.

Following the public hearing, the Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board met on March 16, 2023, and approved the nomination for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register (VLR) and the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).