Designed in 1915 by Stanhope S. Johnson of the prominent Lynchburg architectural firm of McLaughlin and Johnson, the Ballard-Worsham House stands as one of the town of Bedford’s finest domestic examples of early-20th-century Colonial Revival-style architecture. John Ballard served as a Bedford city councilman in the early 1900s, as director of Citizens National Bank in Bedford, and as a director of Ballard, Herring, and Severs, Inc., a firm that specialized in railroad and other public works construction. A Lynchburg native, Stanhope Johnson trained at the Scranton School of Architecture, in London, and in France before joining the Lynchburg architectural firm of Edward G. Frye. Carefully restored by its owners at the end of the 20th century, the Ballard-Worsham House is a fine example of Johnson’s early residential work, and it contributes to the Bedford Historic District.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark