Tobacco Barn Book Now Available
at Reduced Price
This 9 x 11 full-color, 152-page book published by Preservation Virginia, has been reduced from $60 to $40. (See Publications Section.) Tobacco Barns, Preserving History in the Old Belt, raises awareness of the farm buildings that define the history of tobacco production in a three-county area including Halifax and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia and Caswell County in North Carolina. Over 60 tobacco barns have been preserved thanks to grants through the JTI Leaf Services Mini-Grants Project. This multiple-year project coordinated by Preservation Virginia, involved the Halifax County Historical Society, the Pittsylvania Historical Society and the Caswell County Historical Society. The preface acknowledges these groups and others for their assistance in helping to identify the featured barns.
CHAFFIN HOUSE RENOVATIONS BEGUN
The Chaffin House will soon get a more polished look! Plans are in the making to raise funds to help start several exterior projects such as painting, new shutters and additional landscaping. A new heating and air conditioning system has been installed and shrubbery and trees pruned. The board can use more manpower as they remove shutters and paint inside. If you’d like to volunteer your time or make a donation to help with these needs, please contact a member of the board (listed in the site).
Vaughan House Listed in National Register
The Vaughan House, a two-story Italianate frame residence located on Washington Avenue in the South Boston Historic District, has recently been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register designation was bestowed by the National Park Service, a division of the U. S. Department of the Interior, which recognized the historic character and integrity of this property. An article with photographs describing the Vaughan House is featured on this website’s Historic Property’s section (under “About the Society” heading).