The Blog

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe and Petersburg A little history of the Hiram Haines House. 12 West Bank Street started as an Inn and Restaurant in 1814, and by 1829 was operated by Hiram Haines as a coffee house. Its real claim to fame lies in the fact that in 1836 Edgar Allan Poe, a friend of Haines, spent […]

William Mahone

William “Billy” Mahone At the forefront of education for young African Americans Mahone was a civil engineer, railroad executive, soldier and politician Mahone’s background Born in Southampton County, Mahone attended the Virginia Military Institute. As a young man, he was prominent in the building of Virginia’s roads and railroads. As chief engineer of the Norfolk […]

Saint John, Tiffany Window at Historic Blandford Church

One of the first Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios stained-glass works of art placed in the memorial chapel is the Virginia window portraying Saint John, the Beloved Disciple. The youngest of the twelve disciples, he is depicted as a beardless youth holding a jeweled cup or chalice. The window was unveiled to the public at the […]

Saint Bartholomew, the North Carolina Window

The fourth in the series of Tiffany stained-glass works of art placed in the memorial chapel is the North Carolina window. It features Saint Bartholomew, who is seldom pictured in works of art and is mentioned only once in the Bible. His hair, beard, hands and bare feet are beautifully hand-painted by artisans who worked […]

Saint Paul

  Saint Paul featured in the Tiffany windows at Historic Blandford Church May 1, 2018

Marketing Grant awarded to PPTF

April 1, 2018 Virginia Tourism Marketing Grant Awarded to the PPTF   A 2018 Marketing Grant has been awarded to the PPTF from Virginia Tourism Corporation. Virginia Tourism Corporation made the announcement in the Richmond Times Dispatch and this additional article appeared in the latest issue of the Virginia Municipal League Magazine Vol 53 No. 2 […]

Saint John

February 14, 2018 Saint John, Tiffany Window at Historic Blandford Church

www.petersburgpreservationtaskforce.com?utm_source=VTC&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=Tiffany%20Windows%20VTC&utm_term=tiffany&utm_content=VTC%20tagged