Historic Vernacular Landscape

Historic Vernacular Landscape - a landscape that evolved through use by the people whose activities or occupancy shaped that landscape. Through social or cultural attitudes ofan individual, family or a community, the landscape reflects the physical, biological, and cultural character of those everyday lives. Function plays a significant role in vernacular landscapes. They can be a single property such as a farm or a collection of properties such as a district of historic farms along a river valley.
Preservation Brief 36 Protecting Cultural Landscapes: Planning, Treatment and Management of Historic Landscapes Birnbaum, 1994

Featured Projects

Southern Pines Historic District Design Guidelines

Additional Projects

  • Fauquier County Villages- Driving Tour
  • Gilbert’s Corner- Preservation Master Plan
  • Mountain Landscape Initiative – Preservation Guidelines