PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – The Battersea Foundation received the largest private donation in the history of the historic Petersburg home. The $150,000 donation came from former foundation president Barbara Moseley. Moseley, 63, died earlier this year. [Read more about Barbara Moseley]
The foundation said it planned to use the gift to restore key areas of historic Battersea, which was built for Colonel John Banister in 1768.
The foundation said Battersea is a five-part Anglo-Palladian home and one of the last remaining, intact, in the country.
Over the next 12 – 18 months the foundation planned to:
- complete the stabilization on the north side of the house
- repair the front porch and entrance hall (which will be named after Barbara Moseley)
- install HVAC in critical rooms in the villa
- determine best place to put bathrooms on site for events
Battersea Foundation chairman Sandy Graham spoke to CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil about the donation and provided a history lesson on the home.