A Guide to Historic Staunton, Virginia

A Guide to Historic Staunton, Virginia

by Edmund D. Potter


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Unlike many small towns in the South that were occupied by the Union army, beautiful Staunton, Virginia, emerged from the Civil War largely unscathed. Join historian
Edmund Potter on a walking tour through the many architectural gems and notable buildings of downtown
Staunton’s five National Historic Districts. From the picturesque Wharf Area to the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson to the town’s many historically African American businesses, A Guide to Historic Staunton offers visitors and residents alike a deeper appreciation of their remarkable surroundings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596295438
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/29/2008
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Edmund Potter currently teaches Public History at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. He was honored with the White House History Fellowship in Public History from the Organization of American Historians. In addition to his PhD in history, he also holds a Masters degree in Architectural History. He has supervised restoration plans for historic buildings as well as served as juror for the architectural review board at James Madison University. During his time as Curator for the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Potter designed and developed major exhibitions. He is an active member of the Augusta Historical Society, the Historic Staunton Foundation, the American Historical Association, the Society of Architectural Historians, The Staunton Forum Club, and the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

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