Leesburg’s Legacy in Focus: Photographer Captures Historic Buildings in New Exhibit

Historic Buildings

Leesburg, VA – In the cozy confines of Thomas Balch Library’s lower-level meeting room, a remarkable exhibit titled “From the Time of Kings” has taken residence, captivating visitors until March. Crafted by local lens master Diane Helentjaris, this display offers a window into Leesburg’s architectural heritage, showcasing over twenty structures that have outlived the Revolutionary War era.

What sets these buildings apart is not just their age or architectural styles, ranging from Georgian and Federal to log, stone, and brick. It’s their continued relevance in the daily life of Leesburg. These edifices are not mere relics; they pulsate with activity as workplaces, residences, wedding venues, retail spaces, and educational institutions. Helentjaris’ exhibit is not just a photographic journey but a testament to our town’s ability to preserve its history while adapting to modern needs.

Visitors to the exhibit can immerse themselves in the visual narrative during the library’s operating hours: Monday and Friday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Tuesday (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.), Wednesday (2 p.m. – 8 p.m.), Saturday (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), and Sunday (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.). For additional information, the library can be contacted at 703-737-7195 or via email at balchlib@leesburgva.gov.

This exhibit is a reminder of our community’s commitment to honoring its roots while marching towards the future. It’s a must-visit for anyone who cherishes the blend of history and contemporary utility that defines Leesburg.