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The Ridgely House, Dover, Delware
On the Green in Dover, Delaware, is one of the most striking houses of the quaint old town—the Ridgely house. The date of its erection is not certain, but it is an interesting fact that on one of the bricks is the date 1728.
The Rehoboth Church On The Pocomoke, Maryland
The Pocomoke River rises in southern Delaware, forms a part of the eastern boundary of Somerset County, Maryland, and empties into Pocomoke Sound, an inlet of Chesapeake Bay.
Doughoregan Manor, Near Ellicott City, Maryland
The present occupants of Doughoregan are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carroll, who followed Governor John Lee Carroll, after his death in 1911.
The Upton Scott House, Annapolis, Maryland
In 1760, when he persuaded Elizabeth Ross, the daughter of John Ross, the Register of the Land Office of Maryland, to become his bride, he built for her the stately house in Annapolis, Maryland, which is now occupied by the Sisters of Notre Dame.
The Capitol At Washington
The selection of parts of Virginia and Maryland as the site of the Federal District in which the National Capital was to be located was made only after many years of discussion.
The White House, Washington D.C.
When, in 1792, James Hoban suggested to the commission appointed to supervise the erection of public buildings at Washington that the Executive Mansion be modelled after the palace of the Duke of Leinster in Dublin, his proposition was accepted, and he was given a premium of five hundred dollars for the plan.
The Octagon House, Washington D.C.
The building planned by Dr. Thornton for Mr. Tayloe at the northeast corner of New York Avenue and Eighteenth Street, was completed in 1801. At the time it was the best house in Washington.
Mount Vernon, Virginia
George Washington was twenty years old when he became the owner of the Mount Vernon estate on the Potomac, in accordance with the provisions of the will of Laurence Washington, his half-brother.
Arlington, Virginia
There were eleven hundred acres in the estate of which Arlington, the mansion he built in 1802, was the central feature.
Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia
George Washington was chosen one of the vestrymen of Fairfax parish in 1764, when this was formed by the division of Truro parish, although he was already a vestryman in Pohick Church at Truro.
The Mary Washington House, Fredericksburg, Virginia
The house in Fredericksburg which was occupied after 1775 by Mrs. Washington, is now the property of the Association for the Preservation of Virginian Antiquities.
Greenway And Sherwood Forest, Virginia
A little girl was responsible for the fact that John Tyler, who became the tenth president of the United States, was born, not at Marlie, but at Greenway.
Two Historic Courthouse Of Virginia
The Common Hall having this day determined to build a commodious brick court-house in this city and having appointed us to agree with and undertake to build the same, we do hereby give notice that we shall meet at Mr. Hay's (the Raleigh Tavern) on Tuesday, the 4th of April, to let the building thereof; we are also appointed to dispose of the present court-house, and the ground on which the same stands.
St, John's Church, Richmond
That the affections of the people are a better dependence than rich endowments in money has been shown by the later history of the church, the parish, and the diocese.
The Nelson House And The Moore House, Yorktown, Virginia
One day in 1740 a baby a little more than one year old, whose name was Thomas Nelson, stood by the side of his father, William Nelson, as the father was about to lay the foundation of his new home in York, Virginia.
The John Marshall House, Richmond, Virginia
The Marshall house is now in possession of the Society for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, having been purchased a few years ago from the Misses Harvie, the granddaughters of Chief Justice Marshall.
Five Old Houses Of Tidewater, Virginia
The five houses mentioned briefly in this chapter are noteworthy, not only because of their beauty, but be-cause the stories of those who lived in them show how the leading families of old Virginia intermarried until the various relationships became a puzzle that delights the genealogist.
Gunston Hall, Virginia
Gunston Hall still stands, though it has passed through many hands since the death of him whom George Esten Cooke called one of the most remarkable men, not only of his Country, and of his epoch, but of all Countries and all time.
The Washington College Building, Lexington, Virginia
Following the death of General Lee, which came after five years of remarkable development under his leadership, the name of Washington College was changed to Washington and Lee University, that it might continue forever a memorial to its two greatest benefactors.
Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Virginia
The date of the building of the first church in Williamsburg is not known. The first entry in the vestry book of Bruton parish was made in April, 1674, but the parish dates from 1658.
William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Three years before John Harvard left a legacy for the founding of the college that bears his name, the first bequest for public education made by a resident of Virginia was recorded, though this was used for a secondary school, rather than for a college.
The Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia
Among the communicants of the Monumental Church have been numbered many of the most prominent men in the Virginia capital, and men famous in the early history of the country were attendants from time to time. In February, 1824, General Lafayette worshipped in the building.
Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia
James Madison was born at the residence of his mother's parents, at Port Conway, Prince George County, Virginia, but before long he was taken to his father's house, Montpelier, which was the first brick house built in Orange County.
Oak Hill, Loudoun County, Virginia
I shall leave this about the 1st of October for Virginia—Fredericksburg. Believe me, I have not relinquished the prospect of being your neighbor. The house for which I have requested a plan may possibly be erected near Monticello.
Red Hill, Charlotte County, Virginia
Patrick Henry and his wife lie side by side in the rear garden of Red Hill. His fame his best epitaph is the simple inscription on the stone above the patriot.
Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Virginia
For many years Truro Church was desolate, and relic hunters made spoil of the furnishings. But since 1876 it has been open for services once more.
Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia
Mount Airy has always been in the hands of a Tayloe. It is now in possession of the family of the late Henry Tayloe.
Two Of Virginia's Oldest Church Buildings
Captain Smith in 1607 wrote of his discovery of the Indian kingdom of Warrosquoyacke. Soon settlers were attracted to its fertile lands. Twenty-seven years later the more than five hundred residents were organized into Isle of Wight County.
Monticello, Near Charlottesville, Virginia
Fortunately the new mansion, Monticello, near Charlotte, which he had designed, was so nearly completed that he was able to take up his residence there. Two years later he led into the new house his bride, Martha Skelton, a widow of twenty-three.
The University Of Virginia At Charlottesville
During the remainder of his life he never lost sight of his project. While he did not live to see his system of common schools established in Virginia, it was his joy to see the University of Virginia grow under his hands from an academy to a college and then to a university.
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