Thursday, October 15, 2009


Preservation Piedmont has organized an open house and walking tour event in the sustainable, dynamic and historic Woolen Mills Village neighborhood.
Tickets are on sale at New Dominion Bookshop, Greenberry's (Barrack's Road) and Beer Run.
For more info please visit Preservation Piedmont's website and click on the "fall tour event" link.
Questions? E-mail:

This year Preservation Piedmont features both historic and contemporary homes in the Woolen Mills neighborhood to show how new architecture can complement and enrich historic areas. Modern, sustainable architecture expresses the approach to design and living today, and adds a "21st century layer" to the history of a neighborhood. This tour includes a variety of housing and building types to reveal the rich history of the Woolen Mills neighborhood, and to demonstrate how different buildings can change over time to accommodate new residents, while retaining their historic value.
On Saturday, October 17th, from 1-5pm, eleven structures in the Woolen Mills neighborhood will be open for touring. These structures include the historic Woolen Mill and administration building, homes once occupied by mill workers, the Woolen Mills Chapel, and various late 19th century homes in the area.--Preservation Piedmont

The pictures below are remnants from the Woolen Mills Road--Photographs Maps and Legends exhibit which was installed at the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, October 2006 through February 2007.
The photos give a taste of the visual fabric of contemporary Woolen Mills. I am being lazy as well, it was an existing document, appropriately, all I had to do was shrink.

The Woolen Mills Village self-guided House Tours begin at the Woolen Mills Chapel at 1819 East Market Street, October 17, 1 PM. The tour shuts down at 5 PM .

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the locations listed above. Saturday, tickets can be purchased at the Woolen Mills Chapel. A $5 discount is available to students, residents in the Woolen Mills neighborhood, and members of Preservation Piedmont.

On Sunday, the Preservation Piedmont events continue. Tickets will be on sale at the A School.

Preservation Piedmont will be hosting a lecture and walking tour of the work of renowned local architect, Stanislaw Makielski.
Makielski, an architecture professor at the University of Virginia for over 40 years, designed numerous buildings in Charlottesville and worked on hundreds of others. The Sunday walking tour, led by UVa architectural history professor Richard Guy Wilson, will look at Makielski's buildings in the UVa and Rugby Road area, and will include the Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity houses, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, and Preston Court Apartments. The tour will conclude with a reception to be held at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church on Rugby Road.--Preservation Piedmont

The Architecture of Stanislaw Makielski (the Architecture School?s first faculty member.)
A Walking Tour with Richard Guy Wilson
October 18, 2-5 PM
Meet: UVA School of Architecture - Naug Lounge



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