Woodlawn Plantation

July 22, 2006 at 6:06 pm (architecture, Virginia)

A Photo from Neddy

In a 1793 map of his estate, George Washington described the 463 acre parcel where Woodlawn now stands as “a most beautiful site for a Gentleman’s Seat.” Washington continued that “few better sites for a house than Gray’s Hill and that range are to be found in this country or elsewhere.” The first architect of the U.S. Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, was engaged to design the home of Washington’s nephew, Lawrence Lewis home at Woodlawn Plantation.

The image, Woodlawn Plantation, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr

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