Loudoun County Heritage Resource Preservation: Background
Nominations Sought for 2016 JARB Awards
The Loudoun County Joint Architectural Review Board (JARB) nominates projects in a variety of categories to showcase outstanding efforts of Historic Preservation in each of the locally designated historic districts throughout the County. The JARB is again soliciting nominations from the Loudoun County community for the Community Blue Ribbon category, to be awarded at the 2016 JARB Awards Ceremony in September. In an effort to expand recognition of preservation efforts county-wide, nominations will be accepted for any preservation or restoration project in Loudoun County.
Historic and Cultural Resources
Loudoun County residents have long treasured the county's historic, archaeological, and cultural resources. The Department of Planning and Zoning provides administrative and professional support for preservation of Loudoun's historic and cultural resources. The county does this by administering seven Historic and Cultural Conservation Districts and one Historic Roadways District
, implementing the Heritage Preservation Plan
, and protecting archaeological resources from most development, among other methods. The county is also a Certified Local Government (CLG), which allows it to compete for federal grant money earmarked for local preservation.
The Historic District Interactive Guide
is one project funded by CLG grant money. This site teaches Loudoun County residents about its historic districts.
To view a brochure about the Historic and Cultural Conservation Districts click here
. To view our Beaverdam Creek Historic Roadways District brochure click here
JARB Award Winners Announced
The winners of the 2015 Preservation Awards presented by the Loudoun County Joint Architectural Review Board have been announced.
Historic Maps Available Online
Loudoun County maintains an online gallery of historic maps, including the 1853 Yardley Taylor map and the 1926 Rural Delivery Routes map used by the Post Office. Other maps show original land grants, historically African-American communities and Historic Districts. View the online gallery here