Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Inventory created by Archives Staff 08/1982. Last revised 01/2021.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.
EXTENT: 0.42 linear feet
DATE: 1977- 2009
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of plans, surveys, audits, minutes, and newsletters related to the work of the Old Town Development Board. The collection also includes a reference book on costumes of 1890.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Old Town Development Board started out as the Downtown Development Association in 1977, then changed to the Downtown Development Board, and in the mid-1990s became the Old Town Development Board. The group works with local businesses to promote commerce in the downtown area, improve the streetscape, and to develop activities for the downtown area. The Board also works to attract new businesses to the area.
CITE AS: Old Town Development Board Collection, 180 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Brochures, 25 items
Newsletters (folder contains the following):
"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—“Old Town Parking Report and Recommendations,” prepared by the Old Town Parking Committee, Feb. 1998, 224 leaves, printed
1998—Doing Business in Old Town Winchester, June 1998, 1 item, printed.
1999—Doing Business in Old Town Winchester, January 1999, 1 item, 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