Petersburg Old Town Historic District

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Petersburg Old Town Historic District
Train station at Petersburg Virginia - Stierch.jpg
South Side Railroad Depot, June 2011
Petersburg Old Town Historic District is located in Virginia
Petersburg Old Town Historic District
Petersburg Old Town Historic District is located in the US
Petersburg Old Town Historic District
LocationU.S. 1 and VA 36; 241 4th St., 223-225 Henry St., 230 and 316 E. Bank St., Petersburg, Virginia
Coordinates37°13′55″N 77°24′37″W / 37.23194°N 77.41028°W / 37.23194; -77.41028Coordinates: 37°13′55″N 77°24′37″W / 37.23194°N 77.41028°W / 37.23194; -77.41028
Area190 acres (77 ha)
Built1800 (1800)
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleMixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP reference #80004314, 08000873 (Boundary Increase)[1]
VLR #123-0097
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 4, 1980, September 12, 2008 (Boundary Increase)
Designated VLRNovember 20, 1979; June 19, 2008[2]

Petersburg Old Town Historic District is a national historic district located at Petersburg, Virginia. The district includes 174 contributing buildings located in the oldest section of Petersburg. It includes a varied collection of late 18th- through 20th-century architecture. Notable buildings include the Strachan-Harrison house (mid- to late-18th century), the John F. May house (c. 1810), South Side Railroad Depot (c. 1853), High Street United Methodist Church (1844, 1897), Church of Christ (1925), and the Powell Manufacturing Co. Located in the district and separately listed are the Appomattox Iron Works, City Market, Exchange Building, Farmers' Bank and Nathaniel Friend House.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, with a boundary increase in 2008.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Petersburg Old Town Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map Archived 2012-12-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Sarah McPhail (March 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Petersburg Old Town Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.