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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

April 15, 2011

The Ballard House, Yorktown, Virginia


The Ballard House in Historic Yorktown is a private residence owned by the National Park Service but one of our blogger friends has a family connection to it.

 It was built in about 1709 by a local baker and sold to John Ballard in 1727.  During the revolution, the British Army tore down most of the outbuildings and dug trenches and built embankments from which they could be protected in battle.  The interior was modernized before the property was purchased by the park service in 1968.

10 comments:

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

that is pretty! i love the history of this place. you are so luck you live there. if you like gardening, i would love for you to stop by, i am having a freebie! happy spring!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The Classic American House !

Sailor said...

Fantastic shot!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love the color! Would red have beenthe traditional color of this house or a more modern interpretation?

Great shot!

Joe Todd said...

Must be a beautiful time of year in Williamsburg

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Yorktown is perspective residential place, it is one of the best place for living with family, i like this presentations about house.

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Anonymous said...

I am a descendant of John Ballard. Sure would like to see inside.

Chris said...

I grew up in this house.

Deborah Burkhammer said...

I also descend from John Ballard.

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