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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Manassas 1892

Annaburg Manor

— Grand Summer Home —

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March 7, 2010
1. Manassas 1892 Marker
Inscription.  Prussian-born Robert Portner, Alexandria brewer and businessman, built Annaburg in 1892 as his show place summer home and escape from the city. It became the center of beauty and interest with 35 rooms, electricity, and reportedly, one of the first homes in the country equipped with mechanical air conditioning, of his own invention.

Twenty landscaped acres and a park of luxurious trees, some of which still stand, surrounded the house. The 2,000-acre estate included a deer park, fountains, a greenhouse, swimming pool, and the 1825 Liberia Plantation. The grounds were a year round retreat for residents of Manassas. The original gatehouse (pictured at right), now a private residence, stands one block west of here at the corner of Portner Avenue and Main Street.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 38° 45.305′ N, 77° 28.164′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Maple Street, on the right when
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traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steam Locomotive Tire Fire Alarm – 1909 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Katie Hooe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manassas 1850 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manassas Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Manassas 1862 (approx. ¼ mile away); Wartime Manassas (approx. ¼ mile away); Harry J. Parrish (approx. ¼ mile away); Manassas 1890 - 1900s (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. The lower left of the marker features a map of the city of Manassas with blue stars marking the locations of 9 Manassas Historic Signs.
Also see . . .  Manassas Historic Signs Map Guide. (Submitted on March 8, 2010.)
Manassas 1892 Marker image. Click for full size.
March 7, 2010
2. Manassas 1892 Marker
Annaburg Manor House image. Click for full size.
March 7, 2010
3. Annaburg Manor House
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,743 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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