Entries by HFFI Staff

Henry Deane: African American Builder and Visionary

Henry Deane: African American Builder and Visionary Research and full article by Matt Scott and Gary Stanton Article summary (below) by Nancy Moore     In March 1935, Walker Evans—a photographer for the Resettlement Administration and later famous for his Farm Security Administration photos of the Depression—passed through Fredericksburg. He took two images of a […]

John J. Ballentine, Jr., Fredericksburg Architect

John Jennings Ballentine, Jr., Fredericksburg Architect By Michael Spencer, Assistant Professor University of Mary Washington, Department of Historic Preservation     John Jennings Ballentine Jr. was born August 5, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland to John and Catherine Ballentine. Ballentine’s father worked as an early aviator for the U.S. Navy and his position often required that […]