Staunton Virginia . Historic Street Scenes

I just got back from Staunton, which is a lovely little town in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. I took oodles of pictures this morning.  Being Sunday, the streets were a bit empty. Most of the stores were closed, and I suspect most people were either at home or in church, thus it was quite.  These are some of the street scenes of the historic part of downtown.  I will no doubt add other posts here and there of some of the store windows and more detailed shots of doorways, etc.   So many pictures, so little time.  Enjoy please

If you liked Staunton, You might like Richmond as well. :)

34 thoughts on “Staunton Virginia . Historic Street Scenes”

  1. >These are some of the street scenes of the historic part of downtown
    – Colonial. That word popped into my head as I looked through your pictures.

    >Being Sunday, the streets were a bit empty.
    – So empty of people, I’m tempted to believe it’s a movie set!

    I’ve been a city slicker my entire life, so the thought of living in such a closely connected neighbourhood is even more enchanting.

    I’m glad you got to spend time there, Marcy.


    1. Thank you Kate. My sister lives in Staunton and is getting ready to head for Texas for her grand daughter’s wedding. I decided to go see her before she leaves. I took my wedding gift for her to deliver to the newlyweds for me. Forwhat I’d have paid in postage, I paid for gas instead and got away for a few days to boot … win, win, win. The drive was beautiful,Staunton is charming, and of course my sister and I have a wonderful visit. These photos are of the ‘old’ section of town which was one of the few areas that was unharmed during the civil war (1861-1865). So many other towns were destroyed and had to be rebuilt, including much of Richmond, Virginia (our capital city). If I lived in a city, it would have to be a small city like Staunton. I am too much of a country girl for even Richmond … too many people and too much concrete for me. :) I’m glad you stopped by to check out my ‘empty’ street views. :) … my kind of town!

    1. I’m sure these building were built well before automobiles were even thought of. I think Staunton as been around since the 1700’s. Many of these buildings have been around for 150 or 175 years, which seem new when compared to European history. But to us, they are part of our founding heritage. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and apologize for my delay in response.

  2. What a cute little town! I love towns like this that still retain so mucho of the old character. You can definitely see the European influence in the architecture. It’s awesome that they’ve retained the many-colored storefronts. :)

    Hope your trip was restful and relaxing (or wild and crazy –whatever you were hoping it to be!)

    1. Thank you, Erin. My trip was wonderful. I got to see my sister and take an actual tour of Staunton. Even though my oldest brother was born in Staunton, and my mother died there, it is not a town I am real familiar with, so it was a treat to visit. We Americans have stolen a lot from Europe, both in names and architectural features. Of course, being the mixing pot that we are, what else would be expected? Depending on where you are, the cultural traits vary as you well know. Most of Virginia has a ‘Colonial’ feel to it.

    1. I love these old towns myself. They offer a lot of charm and history. Staunton is probably less than 200 years old, but for America, it is an old city. The Architecture and the name were stolen from our European ancestors, no doubt. :) Thanks for dropping by and apologies for my delay in responding. It’s always a pleasure to have you visit.

    1. Thank you, Gerry. I’m so happy to stopped by to visit our little town, although I’m sure my delay in response is a poor reflection of my appreciation. Staunton is a wonderful little town. I wouldn’t mind living there myself. :)

  3. I love these types of photos. Can’t wait to see more from you. Old buildings with dtailed designs and narrow streets are great to see in small towns with character. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Thank you Francine, I do have more photos of Staunton to post … coming soon. In the meantime, I appreciate this visit. I’m really sorry it has taken so long to show my gratitude. I hope you’re have a lovely weekend. :)

  4. What great pictures and beautiful buildings. I lived in Petersburg VA in the early 60’s but I have never been to Staunton. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. VA is a beautiful place. BTW we really appreciate the award you nominated us for. That was sweet We will thank you again in a post at some point. Hugs and nose kisses

    1. It’s a small world, Mumsy. I only live about 12 miles North of Petersburg and I worked for Builder’s Supply of Petersburg for 19 years, designing roof trusses, so I am much more familiar with that town, than Staunton which is on the mountain about 8 miles past Waynesboro, if that means anything to you. As far as your award, you are so very welcome. I still have a couple to post, but can never seem to find the time to do awards justice, I’m sad to say. Obviously, I am behind in blogging in general, thus the delay in this response. The days just aren’t long enough, it seems. :(

    1. Thank you Madhu. Sorry to take so long in showing my appreciation for your visit. I’m so happy you liked these shots. I have more to post down the road at some point in ‘time’…the magic word!

    1. Staunton is a very old city, given the age of our Nation. Of course if you compare it to European cities, she is still a child. But a lovely child, if I do say so myself. I’m so glad to stopped by to take a peek. And I am really sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your comment. :)

    1. Thank you, Jay. Staunton really is a lovely little town. She offers a lot of charm to those who visit. :) Thank you for your visit, even if I am a wee bit late in expressing my appreciation. :)

    1. I remember the Stepford wives … both versions. Cool movie, both versions! Staunton really is a beautiful little town. Very quaint, and being set in the mountains, very interesting due to the rolling terrain it is built on. I have more photos to post later, that give a better feel of the town’s hills.

    1. Staunton is very typical of our Virginia cities. Most of our cities are much older than those in California, and I think we stole many of our Architectural features, as well as lot of their town names from our European ancestors. We have such a beautiful State. It is always lovely to visit different places, even if the trips are short, both in time and distance. Staunton is only about 125 miles from where I live.

  5. I absolutely love your site.. Pleasant colors & theme.
    Did you create this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my own blog and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Thanks!

    1. Thank you for the kudos. The theme is Rusty Grange. The server is wordpress. And yes, I did create this site, although I’ve been sidetracked, and have not posted new material, in over a year. The purposed of this Blog was really to promote my ‘Orples’ books, available on Amazon…direct links are in the margin (just double click the bookcovers). Anything in regards to orples is original and copyrighted. Although, I’d love it, if you re-blog or pin anything you find interesting. Thanks for stopping by. Good Luck.

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