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☷ Bristol Virginia - 2022 Historic Preservation Award Winners Announced 20 May 2022

☷ Bristol Virginia - 2022 Historic Preservation Award Winners Announced 20 May 2022

Bristol , state Virginia
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   Historic Preservation Award Winners – City of Bristol , Virginia
   The Bristol Virginia Historic Preservation Award Committee recognized property owners and developers at their homes/businesses on May 17 and May 19 , 2022 , for preservation of properties located within the city’s five historic districts and citywide . The city’s historic districts are the Euclid Avenue , Solar Hill , Virginia Hill , Bristol Downtown Commercial , and Bristol Warehouse Historic Districts . Properties within Bristol , Virginia city limits , but outside historic districts , are eligible for the Citywide Award . Congratulations to the 2022 award recipients!
   EUCLID AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT
   Photo Credit: Studio Bristol Photography & Fine Art
   The Young home at 513 Park Street was restored by Parker Gemmell and Jason Cunningham . The two - story Dutch Colonial home was originally built in 1900 , and was often referred to as the “barn house . ” Vacant for many years , the property now stands preserved . The home has new siding and updated front and back porches . New beams have been added to the front porch . There is a new staircase leading from the front porch to the yard and sidewalk . The property has a beautiful backyard with a large shed and off - street parking . The restoration is a welcoming and inviting transformation to this historic neighborhood!
   SOLAR HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
   Photo Credit: Studio Bristol Photography & Fine Art
   The Shew home at 258 King Street , known as the King - Lancaster - McCoy - Mitchell House , contains two rooms that date back to 1816 . The dwelling is a Victorian Italianate - style with Colonial Revival details . Exterior additions in 1880 , 1893 , and 1902 , left blueprints to assist in recreating long - faded features for current restoration . The lengthy restoration included replacing weathered porch floors , front porch roof reconstruction , new period - appropriate exterior paint , reconstruction of front doors , brickwork repointing , reconstruction of a fivepaneled board above the middle window , stucco restoration below the bay window , landscaping , and a new sidewalk of reclaimed brick . The extensive restoration denotes great detail and loving care by both the property owners and local experts .
   VIRGINIA HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
   Photo Credit: Studio Bristol Photography & Fine Art
   The Mitoraj home at 417 Spencer Street , known as the I . C . Fowler House , was built in the Greek Revival architectural style in 1867 . The house had several owners , and for many years was used as rental property after being split into two apartments . Features on the exterior include poplar siding and a Shaker shingle roof . The chimneys were rebuilt to match the home . Two rooms were removed at the back , since not original . Period appropriate mortar was used in rebuilding the brick porch after its supports were dismantled . This outstanding historic home is a beautiful showcase within walking distance of downtown .
   BRISTOL DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
   Photo Credit: Studio Bristol Photography & Fine Art
   The Cameo Theater at 703 State Street was built in 1925 , and is one of the 15 oldest theaters in Virginia . Over forty years of neglect left the building with a crumbling façade and chipping interior ceilings and paint . The beautiful restoration by owner Brent Buchanan took over three years and included new plumbing , drywall , paint , tile , trim , carpet , and sound system . Some of the interior’s original trim and wood were reclaimed , and the electrical was updated . The signature marquee’s new look draws visitors to the historic iconic venue . The theater is a landmark icon of the Bristol community providing music and entertainment .
   BRISTOL WAREHOUSE HISTORIC DISTRICT
   Photo Credit: Studio Bristol Photography & Fine Art
   Crossroads Medical Mission recently opened the single - story building at 433 Scott Street . Originally built in 1950 , the building features a concrete foundation , flat roof , and concrete block exterior . On the front of the building there is an over - the - door shed roof canopy of metal supported by two metal pipes . Recent renovations include installing a handicap accessible ramp , converting the garage entrance into a clinic entrance , and enhancing parking . The property is a welcoming and vital resource for medical services in the Bristol community . The building also represents Bristol’s significance as a warehouse and railroad center during the 19th and 20th centuries .
   CITYWIDE
   Photo Credit: Studio Bristol Photography & Fine Art
   Hannah’s Cabin at 1452 Lee Highway was originally built approximately 1780 - 1820 . From 1980 - 1990 , the cabin’s hand - hewn logs cut from the fields and huge v - notch rafters were dismantled and moved to Bristol , Virginia , from Logan Creek in Washington County , Virginia , and the cabin was rebuilt in 1991 by the Kistner family . The massive rock foundation was rebuilt with concrete and steel girders . The front porch and roof were replaced and a farmhouse limestone chimney reassembled . A kitchen in the back of the cabin was removed , since not original . Styrofoam and modernized chinking were placed between the logs to keep out insects and maintain cabin temperature . Hannah’s cabin stands today as a wonderfully preserved piece of the history of pioneer life in Southwest Virginia!
   

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