Danville has a rich heritage that is reflected in its individual structures and sites as well as historic development patterns, particularly in the downtown area.
The Town’s Heritage Resource Commission has implemented an outreach program to better educate the public regarding Danville’s history with a series of historic plaques on the Town’s designated heritage resources. The Town currently has 21 designated heritage resources, mostly clustered in the downtown area. Another 21 properties are listed on the Town’s Historic Survey, but haven’t been formally designated, and there are 26 additional properties that are potential heritage resources, pending additional study.
To date, the Town has installed nine brass plaques, each of which tells the unique story of that particular heritage resource. The installation of each plaque includes a public unveiling ceremony attended by the Mayor and Town Council, Heritage Resource Commission members, property owners, business owners, and the public.
Look for the next unveiling ceremony at the Eddie House, at 500 Hartz Avenue (Danville Harvest) in late March.
For more information on the Plaque Program, contact Principal Planner David Crompton at (925) 314-3349 or email@example.com.