Charles F. Gillette, renowned landscape architect

PETERSBURG — Philanthropist Invoice Nicholson who resides in an art-stuffed High Street row residence in historic Old Towne is at it once again. The male with an inexplicable fascination with Petersburg is drawing attention to his community in a wonderful way.

The Library of Virginia, Petersburg Backyard garden Club and Petersburg Public Library will existing a free of charge general public exhibit sponsored by Nicholson. “Issues of Scale: Charles F. Gillette in Petersburg,” curated by the Library of Virginia, will celebrate the work of the renowned landscape architect.

Nicholson has a unique request. He desires fellow Petersburgers to gussy up their gardens and clear up the streets to put together for hundreds of people today to ascend on Petersburg.

“This is a great achievement and opportunity for us all to show the attractive elements of our metropolis,” Nicholson stated.

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 Community Library will be section of the Petersburg Yard Club’s tour on Tuesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the working day in advance of it opens to the general public.