Henry House - Manassas Battlefield Park

A rear view of the Henry House and it's springhouse on the grounds of the Manassas battlefield in Manassas, Virginia.  The present house was built in 1870 to replace the original one on the hill.  That original house saw fighting in the immediate vicinity during the first Civil War battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861.  During that battle the Henry Family matriarch, Judith Henry was killed, the only civilian casualty of the battles at Manassas.  In 1940 the Henry House was donated to the National Park Service to become part of Manassas Battlefield Park. 

From my ongoing "Farmscapes of the Civil War" project.  More from that project available at: http://greggobst.com/farmscapes-of-the-civil-war

It was a drizzling, foggy day but after a 4 1/2 hour drive I wasn't about to give up on photographing when I got here.  I'm glad I stuck it out and the rain stopped just long enough to get a few images  created. 

Technical details:
Toko 4x5 wooden large format field camera.  
150mm F6.3 Rodenstock Geronar lens in Copal BT shutter. 
Arista EDU Ultra 400 (re-branded Fomapan) B&W 400 ISO film shot at ISO 400. 
1/8th second at F32. 
Developed in Pyrocat HD at 1:1:100 dilution for 11 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius in Jobo Multitank 5 with 2509N sheet film reels with drum placed on Unicolor Uniroller 352 auto-reversing rotary base. 
4x5" Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass. Cropped to 16:9 ratio.