Old Town Development Board

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Old Town Development Board Collection, 180 THL

Scope and Content: This collection (1977 to present) is comprised of plans, audit, minutes, newsletters, and a reference book on costumes of 1890. The group was organized in 1977 as an effort to stimulate business in the downtown area of Winchester, VA and to attract new businesses. (1 box) Last updated 04/09.

Biographical/Historical: The Old Town Development Board started out as the Downtown Development Association, then changed to the Downtown Development Board, and in the mid-1990s became the Old Town Development Board. The goal of the group is to work with businesses in the downtown area. They work to attract new businesses, improve the streetscape, and develop activities to be held in the downtown area.

Cite As: Old Town Development Board Collection, 180 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization: Chronological

Box 1

Brochures, 25 items

Newsletters
"Tid-Bits," March 1983-Fall 1986, 9 items, printed
"Old Town News," 1986-1994, 31 items, printed

Reference Book?Christmas 1890, Winchester, Virginia - book on styles for reference on costumes, etc., 1 item, printed

1977?Downtown Development Commission, minutes, September 14, 1977, 1 item, typescript (photocopy)

1994?Downtown Winchester, 1994 audit, 1 item, printed

1995?Downtown Revitalization Plan, 1995, 2 items, typescript (photocopy)

1995?Interim Report, Market Analysis of Tourism and Conference Potentials in Downtown Winchester, Virginia Interim Report, August 10, 1995, 1 item, printed

1998?Doing Business in Old Town Winchester, June 1998, 1 item, printed.

1998?"Old Town Parking Report and Recommendations," prepared by the Old Town Parking Committee, Feb. 1998, 224 leaves, printed

2003-2004 -- Winchester Wayfinding Signage System, 86 leaves, typescript/printed

2005 ? Organizational Assessment" Findings and Recommendations, conducted Oct. 24-
25, 2005, 22 pages, typescript

MAPCASE 3, Drawer 7

Layout of Old Town Mall, includes business and office names, c. 1970