Ballentine Place Historic District is a significant planned community in the city of Norfolk that was a direct result of the commuter railroad industry and was begun in 1909 by the Ballentine Realty Corporation. This community was laid out in a grid plan that was uncharacteristic of previous developments in the city. These streets were long and narrow, divided into small lots, and punctuated with a large, central open park. The open park was landscaped as part of a Works Progress Administration program circa 1935. This quaint community was designed to appeal to working-class citizens with homes constructed in a variety of styles popular at the time, including Queen Anne, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod, and American Foursquare. In addition to the homes built, this community also features a school building, four churches, and one business.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark