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W Washington St, Petersburg, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 13' 15.638844", -77° 25' 39.124056"
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Battersea was the home of Colonel John Banister, a member of the House of Burgesses, The Revolutionary conventions, and the Continental Congress, as well as a framer of the Articles of Confederation and the first mayor of Petersburg. The elegant but compact house begun in 1768, perhaps best displays the Anglo-Palladian influence on Virginia's colonial plantation homes. Noted travelers, including the Italian Count Castiglioni and the French Marquis de Chastellux visted Battersea: Chastellux observed, Mr. Banister's handsome country-house is really worth seeing. The elaborate Chinese lattice stair, based on a published design by English architect William Halfpenny, is original and Virginia's finest example.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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