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Arlington House, Lee Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, VA

Arlington House, Lee Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, VA

 
 
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Summary

See also HALS VA-10 for related documentation.
Significance: Arlington House, unique in its association with the Custis, Washington, and Lee families, is celebrated as one of the nation's most significant houses, from both historical and architectural standpoints. Esteemed as one of the earliest and most important examples of the Greek Revival style in the United States, the house is especially notable for its magnificent siting and for its boldly scaled portico, intended to be impressively viewed from the city of Washington across the Potomac River. In turn, the house provides a spectacular and sublime vista of the Capital City, with whose history that of Arlington House is intimately entwined.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-124
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-355
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N948
Survey number: HABS VA-443
Building/structure dates: ca. 1925 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1802 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1803-1804 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1810- ca. 1811 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1817-1818 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1855-1858 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1861-1869 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1885 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1929-1931 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1948-1953 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000040

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Hadfield, George
Custis, George W, Parke
Gibson, John
Lee, Robert E
Meigs, Montgomery C
Moore, Charles
Leisenring, Luther
U.S. War Department
Morris, Scott, transmitter
Smith, Delos, field team
Schara, Mark, project manager
Byrdy, Edward, field team
Schara, Mark, field team
Most, Jennifer, field team
Falwell, Kathryn, field team
Price, Virginia Barrett, transmitter
Smalling, Walter, photographer
Ciango, D F, delineator
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
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Location

Arlington, Virginia, United States, 2221138.87997, -77.10677
Google Map of 38.8799697, -77.1067698
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Source

Library of Congress
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