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

Peter Jones Trading Station

 
 
Peter Jones Trading Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
1. Peter Jones Trading Station Marker
Inscription. You are looking into the bowels of this building from near the attic downward to the second, first, and basement levels. You see a massive, rubble-stone structure with stone walls approximately 2’8” thick at the basement level which taper slightly toward the top of the building. About two-thirds of the stone walls and a chimney with two fireplaces still stand. Viewed through the open doorway is the brick kitchen which was constructed at a later date using pictures and brick wall remnants to restore as much as the original. Several fires and reconstructions over many years have changed the appearance and use of this building. The building today consists mostly of the remnants from a disastrous fire in the late 20th century.

The building was used to store trade goods. Old photographs show the remains of a block and-tackle arrangement to lift goods from one story to another. The goods could be moved easily by cart down the hill to rudimentary docks where small boats, dugouts, and canoes could carry them downstream. Some trade goods designated for settlers and Indians in the West anti South were carried by horse trains. Goods acquired from the Indians and settlers were brought back here by the traders for sale and shipping principally to England.
 
Erected 2011 by Petersburg Foundation,
Peter Jones Trading Station interior image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
2. Peter Jones Trading Station interior
Historic Petersburg Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 13.987′ N, 77° 24.438′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Market Street and Grove Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Peter Jones (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Peter Jones Trading Station (here, next to this marker); Rock Garden (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Peter Jones Trading Station (a few steps from this marker); Petersburg’s Role In Trade (a few steps from this marker); Concrete Bunker (a few steps from this marker); Tavern Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Ball Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Petersburg Foundation. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Peter Jones Trading Station (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Peter Jones Trading Station (facing west)
Peter Jones Trading Station Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2011
4. Peter Jones Trading Station Dedication Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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