In the spring of 2017, a cultural and historic resource survey was conducted on 81 properties in Saluda for the benefit of the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society.
The intent of the survey was to identify and document historic resources in Saluda which had been identified as a historic courthouse “village” by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
The assessment included the identification of historic buildings and structures within the defined area and recommended that the Saluda Historic District should be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
At the March 5, 2019 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted to support a cost-share budget request by the museum in the amount of $6,000 to match $6,000 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) to designate portions of Saluda as an Honorary Historic District to be listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse located at 877 General Puller Highway in Saluda, a public information meeting will take place regarding the Saluda Historic District.
Elizabeth Lipford, Architectural Historian for the Eastern Regional Preservation Office of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and Kristin Kirchen, architectural historian for Iron Dog Preservation, LLC will provide the public with information about the current project to prepare a National Register nomination for the Saluda Historic District, a purely honorary designation.
We encourage the public to attend to learn more about the process, meet the consultant and share their thoughts with the speakers.