Historic Preservation


The City of Leesburg takes great pride in our history and the character of its historic structures. To this end, the voters approved a Historic District in May 2003 that covers over 300 parcels of land.

The historic district for the City of Leesburg encompasses the City's downtown retail core and adjacent residential areas. From the corner of Perkins and Main Street, the district boundary lies north along Perkins Street, turns east on Line Street, then moves along the abandoned railroad right of way to Canal Street. It then turns south on Canal, east on Cleveland, and Historic District south along Kaolin. Heading west along Magnolia Street, the boundary line next turns south back along Canal Street to the abandoned railroad right of way, and finally north on Euclid back to Main Street.

Centering on Main Street, the district consists of 105 acres with total perimeter of just less than two miles. The district contains over 300 separate parcels of land, and includes a high percentage of structures more than 50 years old. Among these structures are architectural styles representing numerous designs constructed in Leesburg from the early years of the town's history to the mid 20th century. Frame and Masonry Vernacular, Victorian, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Colonial Revival and others are all represented structures that contribute to the history and architectural character of the area. A number of parcels in the proposed district are home to live oak trees in excess of 100 years old. In summary, the proposed Downtown Historic District contains numerous houses and commercial buildings and structures that carry a wealth of history and heritage for the future of Leesburg.

Historic Preservation Board
Sanna Henderson, Vice Chair
Paige Chassie
Guy Ross
Joyce Hughes
J. Skellie Morris
Stewart Kaplan
Vickie Lingerfelt
Merle Skinner

2020 Historic Preservation Board Meeting Schedule

Application Due Date:  
 4:00 p.m.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD MEETING Wednesday at 5:15 PM
(Last Wednesday of the Month)

January 2nd

January 29th (if needed)

February 3rd

February   26th

March 2nd

March   25th (if needed)

April 1st

April 29th (if needed)

May 1st

May   27th

June 1st

June   24th (if needed)

July 1st

July 29th (if needed)

August 3rd

August 26th

September 1st

September 30th (if needed)

October 1st

October 28th (if needed)

November 2nd

November  25th

December 1st

December 30th (if needed)

January 4th

January 27th 2021 (if needed)