Local Preservation News (archive)

The objective of this digital archive is to gather together articles concerning local preservation issues to help facilitate student and community research. Ideas and opinions expressed within the articles do not necessarily reflect the Center for Historic Preservation’s views or that of affiliated faculty. While many of the issues discussed within the articles might be contentious this page is not meant to be a forum for debate or discussion.




Fredericksburg’s Riverfront Park plan is taking shape_Free Lance-Star_7-23-14

Stafford to study slavery locations_Free Lance-Star_7-31-14_


Will former lodge fit in Riverfront Park_Free Lance-Star_8-4-14

History lesson at Miss Pearl’s_Free Lance-Star_8-8-2014

ARB view on lodge building expected_Free Lance-Star_8-10-2014

ARB denies bid to raze former Masonic lodge_Free Lance-Star_8-12-2014

Honoring the past is good for the city’s future_Free Lance-Star_8-30-14


A road trip through route 1_Free Lance-Star_Weekender_9-4-14

City Council eyes Riverfront Park plan_Free Lance-Star_9-8-14

Design firm seeking ways to reduce cost_Free Lance-Star_9-10-14

Spotsylvania OKs development on part of battlefield_Free Lance-Star_9-10-14

Council may delay decision on lodge_Free Lance-Star_9-22-14


Kenmore’s Rooms Seeing Grand Finishing Touches – Free Lance-Star 10-14-2014


Saved Cottage to Open Doors – Free Lance-Star 11-5-2014

Historic National Bank building awaits its next chapter – Free Lance-Star 11-17-2014

Mill District plan sees no action – Free Lance-Star 11-18-2014 

Prince Hall Masonic Lodge could be demolished after Fredericksburg council decision – Free Lance-Star 11-26-2014


Carlton remains much as it was over two centuries ago – Free Lance-Star 12-5-2014




Old Fredericksburg warehouses remain on the brink – Free Lance-Star 1-16-2015


Stafford slave-site study moves forward – Free Lance-Star 2-20-2015


Old city building renewed by historically sensitive renovation – Free Lance-Star 3-27-2015


Masonic Lodge in Fredericksburg draws few perspective buyers – Free Lance-Star 4-7-2015 

HFFI presents 10 historic preservation awards to various honorees – Free Lance-Star 4-7-2015

Ferry Farm breaks ground on ‘interpretive replica’ – Free Lance-Star 4-26-2015


Experts visit Renwick’s past to help plan its future – Free Lance-Star 5-12-2015


Bones discovered at Fredericksburg park may have been those of Union soldiers – Free Lance-Star 11-17-2015