HFFI Letter to the City, RE: Proposed Townhouses on 300 Block, George Street In regards to the City’s settlement with JON Properties and the townhouses on the 300 block of George Street HFFI was asked for our input on the updated (9/9/16) building design. Though the scale is not optimal to us, we understand […]
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A Lesson in the Benefits of Restoration: St. George’s Episcopal Church By Sam Biggers As we celebrate Historic Preservation this May, it is worth remembering the benefits Fredericksburg has seen from the preservation of our built heritage. There are numerous preservation success stories, and one need not look far to see the benefits of […]
Oh Hear That Train Whistle Blowin’ By Olivia R. Blackwell Puffs of smoke billowed up from the engine toward the sky and a cheering crowd gathered around the train as it came to a rumbling stop. It seemed as though everyone in town was gathered at the station, eagerly awaiting the door to open. […]
From Great Virginians to Gloria Swanson: A History of Smithfield and the Fredericksburg Country Club By Deborah Walters Pederson (Abridged version—for the full article, see The Journal of Fredericksburg History, Volume 11) Its tree-lined driveway hints of something from Gone with the Wind. The place has hosted presidents, first ladies, and movie stars. […]
On Monday, March 14th, the Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board (ARB) will review an application for a five-story condominium project to be located at the corner of Sophia and Hanover Streets. This building is proposed to be 56′ tall. The project received a variance from the city to allow it to be built 6′ […]
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 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 […]
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