Lynchburg's Historic Districts
These districts and sites have been specifically designated by the City of Lynchburg City Council for their local significance and contribution to the City’s identity, character, and historic legacy. Within locally designated areas, exterior work is reviewed for compliance with adopted guidelines and their effects on the district. Approvals are granted through the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process by either the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) or a designated staff member, the Secretary to the HPC, for minor work. Local districts provide some protection from demolition and inappropriate alterations by creating a process to approve these actions. In return, property owner’s investments are protected knowing the entire designated area is held to the same standards, and Lynchburg’s past is preserved for future generations. To learn more on the benefits of historic preservation, see What is Historic Preservation?.