In order to rebuild Charles Town Pike—Hillsboro’s historic “Main Street”—and a continuous sidewalk system that achieves one of the project goals of safe pedestrian access throughout Hillsboro, the construction of a number of new stone retaining walls were required.
The new walls support the roadway, parking bays and new sidewalks that are built along the corridor, which has steep grade variations. Skilled masons carefully match 18th-and 19th-century mortar styles used on adjacent structures.
The context-sensitive design, materials and care in craftsmanship match existing structures to conserve the character of one of Virginia’s best preserved rural villages.
Carefully matching 18th-and 19th-century mortar styles used on adjacent structures, skilled masons build one of the signature stone walls in the center of Hillsboro.