Preservation Virginia publishes a bi-annual newsetter Historic Ventures, in the Spring and Fall. Click the image to the right to read our most recent edition.
Here is the What's This Architectural Detail? answer from our Spring 2012 edition.
The mysterious image shows the remains of a doorway that originally led into the basement kitchen at Bacon’s Castle. More than a century after the house was built, its owners decided to brick over the opening, leaving only the decorative brick archway to indicate that it used to be an entrance. Bacon’s Castle has seen many such renovations in its nearly 400 year history. Visitors are invited to explore the changes made to the building over time as part of a new self-guided tour of the exterior of the house, the grounds, and the outbuildings. To learn more about Bacon's Castle click here.
In addition to this publication Preservation Virginia conducts technical research on a wide range of preservation issues. Click here to review our latest survey on Virginia’s Architectural Review Boards.