Preservation Month

Please join us for events throughout the month of May honoring and fostering discussion of preservation in the Charlottesville community.

Marshall Wells Tour

As our main event in celebration of Preservation Month, Preservation Piedmont is very pleased to offer a free, members-only tour featuring the work of Marshall Swain Wells, an architect who practiced in Charlottesville from 1929 to 1970.

Our tour will begin at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Road, Saturday, May 30th, at 10 a.m. and will include stops at Farmington and Verulam Farm.  Several of Wells’s projects are listed either individually or as contributing properties in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. Some of Wells's projects, like Farmington or Ednam, were historic rehabilitations in which he adapted historic buildings for new or expanded uses.

We are delighted and honored that the tour will be led by historical architect Mary Harding (Mimi) Sadler of Sadler & Whitehead Architects, who co-wrote the Marshall Wells Multiple Property National Register nomination. 

Seating is limited, so RSVP now by emailing to save your place on the tour bus!  Additional details will be sent to those who reserve a spot. 

Art Drinks

Preservation Piedmont is pleased to support PCA's Art Drinks, featuring a guided tour of the historic Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, May 13 from 5:30–7:30pm. Don't miss the opportunity to learn about The Paramount's beginnings in 1931, the movers and shakers behind its construction, movie palace architecture, and behind-the-scenes details of its two-year long restoration. A raffle, free to enter (with prizes including tickets to Alabama Shakes on June 9, tickets to the LOOK3 Festival TREES talk, and a tasting for two at King Family Vineyards) will take place at 6:30pm. The tour will follow immediately. This event is free and open to the public.




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