Embracing the Past, Engaging the Future!

Princeton Renaissance Project is working to improve life in downtown Princeton, West Virginia.

We envision an attractive, economically vibrant downtown environment that inspires a sense of pride and renewal, where community members are engaged, active, and excited. We are on track with that mission. 

Projects include the restoration of the historic Lavon Theater (formerly The Royal Theatre), public art, a community garden, restoration of historic advertisements, beautification efforts and exciting special events. Stay up to date on event announcements on our events page, and follow our progress on our blog page.

There is an enthusiastic and thriving scene of creative entrepreneurs, a strong community spirit and a renewed sense of hope for a bright and prosperous renaissance on Mercer Street. Please be a part of this exciting development!

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Click Here for the latest PRP Blog:
Reflections- A Year in Review of the Renaissance


You can support the renovation of the theater by sponsoring a chair! 
CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible contribution. Several levels of sponsorship are now available; 
CLICK HERE to Download our Brochure! 

Big News!

Downtown Princeton was featured on the cover and in a 10-page spread of The Benedum Foundation's 2017 Annual Report.

CLICK HERE to check it out!  




This past year, we had the opportunity to work with a program called Downtown Appalachia, an initiative of the Northern WV Browfields Assistance Center. They helped us identify a goal and work towards it. Our 2020 plan included launching a new brand for our neighborhood, and DA enabled us to work with a fantastic firm to create that new messaging. Please enjoy this video:

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*Cover Art by Kira Shoemaker