Dr. David Brown of DATA Investigations and the Fairfield Foundation will discuss the benefits of living in a historic district and the recent progress on documenting the architectural history of Mathews County at a public meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 31. The meeting will be at Kingston Parish House, Mathews. Refreshments will be served.
With a “Hurricane Sandy” grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Brown and his colleagues have surveyed historic properties and structures that might be damaged in any future hurricane or other major weather event that reaches Mathews County.
Under the grant, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, 300 historic properties are being documented in Mathews, including 50 cemeteries. The project also includes the preparation of preliminary information forms for the creation of five historic districts in the county.
Brown will discuss the work to date, describing the process for creatin...
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