Charlottesville Historic Resource Committee

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The Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee (HRC) was created by City Council in 1998 “to promote and help develop the historic resources of the community.”

The HRC serves an educational function for the city’s historic preservation program. HRC's mission is to advocate for historic preservation; to promote an appreciation of local historic resources, both tangible and intangible; and to encourage and coordinate, with appropriate municipal agencies, civic organizations, institutions and individual scholars, the documentation and interpretation of local history. The HRC is supported with a small annual budget from the City.

The HRC meets monthly in City Hall, and is staffed by the Preservation and Design Planner in Neighborhood Development Services.


Some accomplishments include:

  • Creating new state and local historic markers around the City, such as the Jackson P. Burley High School marker and the McGuffey Elementary School and Jefferson High School National Register plaques;
  • Hosting celebrations such as the Sacajawea ceremony;
  • Maintaining a display case in the Transit Center with topics such as Frances Brand paintings, Paul Goodloe McIntire’s gifts; and the current historic district series;
  • Creating innovative ways to bring history alive, such as the colorful landmark posters for City buses and an audio tour;
  • Reprinting their popular Historic Charlottesville Walking Tour brochure.


Current (2012) HRC members include: