Battersea: A Hidden Treasure
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“Battersea is a remarkable place. That such an important colonial house survives into the 21st Century is a remarkable feat in and of itself. John Banister’s role as the first Mayor of Petersburg, a Revolutionary delegate, a Congressman and a signer of the Articles of Confederation speak to the national importance of the events that took place within these walls and on this land.”
–David J. Brown, Executive Vice President for the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The mission of Battersea Foundation is to preserve historic Battersea and offer educational, artistic and cultural experiences that inform, enrich and inspire the public
ABOUT BATTERSEA FOUNDATION
Battersea Foundation is a non-profit organization in Petersburg, Virginia. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve Historic Battersea and offer educational, artistic and cultural experiences that inform, enrich and inspire the public. The events held at Battersea offer the perfect opportunity to continue moving forward fulfilling this mission. Historic Battersea is an 18th century Palladian Villa located on the Appomattox River in Petersburg’s’ west end. The Villa was built in 1768 by Col. John Banister, the first Mayor of Petersburg, a Revolutionary delegate, a Congressman and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. Battersea is an excellent example of Palladian style architecture, receiving national attention for its beauty and importance.