The History of PHW

Preservation of Historic Winchester celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014-2015. As part of the celebration, PHW produced a series of blog posts and a brief video as an introduction to the organization's history.

Watch the History of PHW Video

Read the History of PHW Blog Series

  1. Before Preservation, Parking Was King in Winchester

  2. The Conrad House, Second Oldest Building in Town

  3. The Conrad House Versus City Council

  4. The Winchester Committee for Historic Preservation

  5. PHW's List of Worthy Buildings

  6. A Flood of Letters Leads to a Historic Meeting

  7. Education Becomes PHW's Mission

  8. Fundraising Saves South Braddock Street Home

  9. The Projects That Got Away

  10. The Jennings Revolving Fund

  11. The Simon Lauck House

  12. Surveying for the Historic District

  13. The Holiday House Tour

  14. Moving in to 8 East Cork Street

  15. Winchester: Limestone, Sycamores & Architecture

  16. PHW Is Gifted the Lucille Lozier House

  17. Activities and Events of the 1970s

  18. The Revolving Fund at the End of 1979

  19. PHW's 15th Anniversary

  20. The History of Old John Kerr

  21. New Life Comes to Old John Kerr

  22. The Godfrey and Peter Miller Houses

  23. Architectural Walking Tours Shed Light on the Downtown

  24. The Downtown Crisis of the 1980s

  25. The Assessments of Downtown

  26. The Huntsberry Building

  27. 215 S. Loudoun Rehabilitation

  28. The Funk and Fuller Properties

  29. PHW Combats Gentrification

  30. Field Trip to Staunton

  31. PHW's Silver Anniversary

  32. Hexagon House Gala

  33. The History of the Kurtz Building

  34. PHW Leases the Kurtz

  35. A Plan to Save the Kurtz

  36. Kurtz Contracts, Architects, Directors, Demolition Parties, and Fundraising

  37. The Kurtz: County Options and Welcome to the Welcome Center

  38. Kurtz Cultural Center Programs

  39. The End of an Era

  40. A Reorganized and Revitalized PHW

  41. PHW's 50th Anniversary Celebration