Thursday, December 17, 2009


The Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board convene today to consider new nominations to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Woolen Mills Village is on the list for consideration.
Preserving the memory, stories and architectural fabric of the Woolen Mills has been the work of many of our neighbors past and present.
Particular thanks at this moment go out to Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris for his support of this project, to Mary Joy Scala, Preservation and Design Planner, and to Lydia Brandt, architectural historian, for her authorship of the nomination.

The map and nomination for this proposed National Register Historic District are available at Virginia Department of Historic Resources website.


Monday, July 9, 2007

35 new pages

The Woolen Mills site has been updated with materials from the ACHS show.
There is a 1920 "snapshot". A walk east down Woolen Mills Road, guided by the 1920 U.S. Census, oral history, deed books, mill records and old photographs.
Flu-Time, 1918, memories of a child, Roy Baltimore recalls his introduction to the neighborhood. In October-November of 1918 the Mill closed for 23 days due to flu.
Chronology, a time-line of Woolen Mills events.
Maps from the 1800 and 1900s.
Naturally, more to come.
We need volunteer research folk! Call 434-977-1243

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