Charles F. Gillette, renowned landscape architect

PETERSBURG — Philanthropist Bill Nicholson who resides in an artwork-loaded Large Avenue row household in historic Previous Towne is at it again. The male with an inexplicable fascination with Petersburg is drawing consideration to his neighborhood in a wonderful way.

The Library of Virginia, Petersburg Yard Club and Petersburg General public Library will present a totally free public show sponsored by Nicholson. “Matters of Scale: Charles F. Gillette in Petersburg,” curated by the Library of Virginia, will celebrate the get the job done of the renowned landscape architect.

Nicholson has a particular request. He would like fellow Petersburgers to gussy up their gardens and clear up the streets to get ready for thousands of people today to ascend on Petersburg.

“This is a excellent accomplishment and opportunity for us all to demonstrate the wonderful elements of our metropolis,” Nicholson said.

Virginia Avenue entrance at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. This blueprint is included in the Charles F. Gillette Papers at the Library of Virginia.

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The exhibition at the Petersburg General public Library will be aspect of the Petersburg Backyard garden Club’s tour on Tuesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the working day just before it opens to the general public.