We here at the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, and enjoying this beautiful holiday season. In between all of your shopping and preparations, be sure to check out the many wonderful activities happening around downtown and at historic sites in the area.
As we enter the new year, HFFI is ready to tackle Fredericksburgâ€™s preservation issues with renewed spirit and vigor. However, if weâ€™re to continue the progress made in 2013, weâ€™re going to need your support! If you would like to make an end-of-year donation to HFFI, you can do so online
or by mailing a check to The Lewis Store
. Remember all donations are tax deductible and very much appreciated!
Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!
Candlelight Tour a Grand Success
On December 14th and 15th, admirers of historic homes and beautiful decorations flocked to the lower Caroline Street neighborhood to enjoy HFFIâ€™s 43rd Annual Candlelight Tour. Despite some rain and wind on Saturday, the numbers for the weekend were outstanding! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation and this wonderful event.
A big thank you as well to all of the volunteers who make this event a reality. Tour guides, hostesses, ticket takers and sellers, barricade workers, researchers, and writers! It takes an army to put on the Candlelight Tour, and we appreciate every one of you more than you can imagine!
We are already looking forward to next yearâ€™s tour! See you there!
New Construction Approved in Historic District
At the December 9th Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting, two new construction projects were included on the agenda:
(1) Three new single-family dwellings at 407 and 409 Dunmore Street, and 214 Charles Street presented by developer Mike Adams
After a discussion about building materials and design adjustments to better reflect the surrounding working-class neighborhood, all three buildings were approved and issued a Certificate of Appropriateness. To read more about the application and to see renderings of the proposed buildings, click here
(2) New construction at 425 William Street presented by developer Mike Degen
The proposed building is to be a mixed-use structure located on the current parking lot site at the corner of William and Prince Edward Streets. Board opinion was mixed, with some expressing concerns about the amount of glass to be used, but ultimately the building design was approved. To read more about the application and to see renderings of the proposed buildings, click here