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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rock Garden

 
 
Rock Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
1. Rock Garden Marker
Inscription. The disastrous fire of 1980 destroyed the roof and interior wood components of the building which caused the huge stone walls to collapse mostly into the interior. Approximately 4,700 cubic feet of stone waIls were a part of the rubble. A view of the 3½ story structure existing at the time of the fire can be seen on the north side of the building. As a part of the history, most of the rocks and stones have been preserved and can be seen behind you on the hillside. The stones used in the construction were from the immediate area. Many of the variations in rocks can be viewed in the “Introduction to Rocks” pictured here. A close inspection of both the interior and exterior of the stone structure will find examples of these rock classifications. The reflection of light from embedded mica crystals in many of the stones gives the appearance of sparkling diamonds.
 
Erected 2011 by Petersburg Foundation, Historic Petersburg Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 13.986′ N, 77° 24.444′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Avenue and North Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Peter Jones Trading Station image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
2. Peter Jones Trading Station
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Jones Trading Station (a few steps from this marker); Petersburg’s Role In Trade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Peter Jones Trading Station (a few steps from this marker); Major Peter Jones (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Peter Jones Trading Station (a few steps from this marker); Concrete Bunker (a few steps from this marker); Tavern Park (a few steps from this marker); Golden Ball Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Petersburg Foundation. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Stone rubble from the 1980 fire strewn on the hillside image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
3. Stone rubble from the 1980 fire strewn on the hillside
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 418 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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