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Site of Barton House

 
 
Site of Barton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2020
1. Site of Barton House Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Barton House, a beautiful Georgian style structure built in 1785 by James Maury, whom George Washington appointed as the first American ambassador to England. Guests in the Barton House included such notables as General Robert E. Lee and Daniel Webster.

The present building erected in 1905, is the former Princess Anne Hotel, for over half a century the center of the cultural and social life of the city of Fredericksburg. During its life as a hotel, Winston Churchill, Clemenceau, David Lloyd George, several Presidents of the United States and many others of national and international prominence were entertained here.

Renovated in 1978
by
Princess Anne Development Company

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 38° 18.165′ N, 77° 27.626′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is on Princess Anne Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Site of Barton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
2. Site of Barton House Marker
marker. St. George's Graveyard (a few steps from this marker); National Bank of Fredericksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Georges Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Second Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Footsteps (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Stonewall Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); 1818 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Site of Barton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 23, 2016
3. Site of Barton House Marker
The Princess Anne Hotel Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 13, 2008
4. The Princess Anne Hotel Building
Additional plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 12, 2020
5. Additional plaque on the building
Historic Fredericksburg Foundation
1914
Philip N. Stern, Architect
Built for Fredericksburg Hotel Co. by E.G. "Peck" Heflin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,165 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 24, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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