Southern Voice

thehistorygirlnj:

Here’s another great site we visited on our trip to #Virginia - Woodlawn, the first site operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In 1799, he gave the site to his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and Lewis’ new bride, Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis, Martha’s granddaughter, in hopes of keeping Nelly close to Mount Vernon. The newly-married couple built the Georgian/Federal house in 1805 designed by William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol. #va #vahistory #virginia #washington #georgian #federal #architecture #woodlawn

thehistorygirlnj:

Here’s another great site we visited on our trip to #Virginia - Woodlawn, the first site operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In 1799, he gave the site to his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and Lewis’ new bride, Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis, Martha’s granddaughter, in hopes of keeping Nelly close to Mount Vernon. The newly-married couple built the Georgian/Federal house in 1805 designed by William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol. #va #vahistory #virginia #washington #georgian #federal #architecture #woodlawn

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