Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee Discusses Taking a Fresh Look at Historical Markers
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee is one step closer to finalizing plans for two major historical landmarks in the city.
The committee met with Gundars Osvalds, a photographer who captured the last moments of people living in Vinegar Hill before it was torn down. He was a 16-year-old Albemarle High School Student at the time.
Historic Resources Committee Chair Madeleine Hawks says she looks forward to using the images in Vinegar Hill Park. “We're excited about the prospect of partnering with him and the Jefferson School to use some of that photography and get it out to the public so we can see a little bit more of the life of Vinegar Hill.”
The committee also discussed taking a fresh look at the historical markers set to be replaced in Court Square to make it more inclusive. The next meeting of the Charlottesville Historic Resources Committee is December 13.