Historic District

The Town of Strasburg has two Historic Districts which contain significant architectural and historical properties. The H-1, Old Strasburg Historic District covers approximately 100 acres of land in the heart of downtown Strasburg. The H-2, Hupp Historic District includes the Hupp Mansion property and adjacent historic properties. Click here for a map showing the boundaries of the historic districts.

If you own property within one of the historic districts, improvements to your land may require the review and approval of the Architectural Review Board.  The Historic District Regulations are contained in Sect. 2-12 of Article III of the Town Code and seek, among other things, to promote the "identification, recognition, preservation, and enhancement of buildings, structures, and neighborhoods that have special historical, cultural, social, economic, political, artistic, architectural, or archaeological significance."

Historic District Design Guidelines 

The Town of Strasburg in August 2011, created Design Guidelines for the two historic districts with the assistance of Frazier Associates.  Copies of the guidelines can be downloaded below, or paper copies are available at the Town Office or the Strasburg Library.

Electronic files are in a PDF format and can be viewed with Adobe Reader.  To download and install Reader, click here.  The files are large and may take several minutes to download; please be patient.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Planning a Project

Chapter 3 - Architectural Styles

Chapter 4 - New Construction

Chapter 5 - Additions

Chapter 6 - Commercial Buildings

Chapter 7 - Signs

Chapter 8 - Awnings

Chapter 9 - Rehabilitation

Chapter 10 - Materials

Chapter 11 - Site Design

Chapter 12 - Demolition

Appendices

Important Information