Historic Petersburg Foundation Timeline

  • September 16, 2009

    Lady Justice Statue at Petersburg, VARaised donations and served as the depository for funds to repair the original Lady Justice statue.
  • May 16, 2006

    Archeological Dig at Petersburg, VAArchaeological dig at the site of the Golden Ball Tavern.
  • January 16, 2003

    Repairing Battersea at Petersburg, VAAssisted the City of Petersburg with funds to repair Battersea Mansion.
  • September 16, 1996

    Restored the John Baird, Jr. House, for our headquarters.
  • August 6, 1993

    Led the effort to survey every property affected by the 1993 tornado. Raised over $130,000 for the tornado relief effort. Helped with emergency weatherproofing and gave 20 grants to assist with restoration. More than $50,000 worth of supplies was given out for emergency repairs.
  • February 16, 1992

    Assisted with the historically appropriate design for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge
  • August 16, 1989

    Recorded protective covenants on historic properties
  • July 16, 1985

    Held Battersea Ball fundraisers for Battersea Mansion
  • March 16, 1983

    Published books, A Bird of Peace and The Ghost of Rat Castle
  • November 16, 1978

    Acquired the Thomas Wallace House, 204 S. Market Street. General U.S. Grant and President Abraham Lincoln met here on April 3, 1865, after the fall of Petersburg to the Union Army.
  • July 16, 1974

    Acquired the Maclin-McGill-Zimmer Tobacco Company buildings, 135 W. Old Street. Sold two years later and adapted to apartments for the elderly.
  • May 16, 1971

    Assisted the City of Petersburg in establishing historic districts.
  • October 5, 1967

    Compiled The Gerry Report, which identified over 50 buildings worthy of preservation and restoration.
  • September 22, 1967

    On September 22, 1967, Historic Petersburg Foundation Inc. received its charter as a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization.