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Potts-Fitzhugh House, 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA

Potts-Fitzhugh House, 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA

 
 
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Summary

Significance: This structure was built contemporaneously with its twin next door at 609 Oronoco, later known as Hallowell School. Together these chaste Georgian buildings confer distinction to the block, a quality richly enhanced by old trees and flanking gardens. These two buildings are intimately associated with the youth of Robert E. Lee and his tutelage by Benjamin Hallowell for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point which he entered in 1825.
Survey number: HABS VA-707
Building/structure dates: 1794- 1795 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1850 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1930- before. 1940 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1967 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000928

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Date

1967
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Potts, John
Fitzhugh, William
Lee, Henry Lighthouse, Harry
Sayers, Royd
Lee-Jackson Foundation
Archetype, contractor
White, Thom, delineator
Dionesotes, Debra, delineator
Hamar, Ervin, delineator
Marquis, Tracy, delineator
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Location

alexandria37.43157, -78.65689
Google Map of 37.4315734, -78.6568942
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Source

Library of Congress
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