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Tallwood

 
 
Tallwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
1. Tallwood Marker
Inscription.  Neo-colonial Brice residence, built in 1870 on 95-acre farm of John Green (Part of 1742 208-acre Harrison grant). Yale Rice, descendant of founder of Yale Univ., bought the property in 1890. Dr. and Mrs. Milton Eisenhower owned the house 1938-1943; Had house painted white and removed front porch. At the direction of Gen. Marshall, Gen. Eisenhower arrived in Washington two weeks after Pearl Harbor, was met by his brother and taken to Falls Church. He and Mamie spent New Year's Eve 1941 at "Tallwood." Eisenhower later recalled his work days were so long he never saw Falls Church in daylight.
 
Erected by City of Falls Church.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & SettlersWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Virginia, City of Falls Church series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 38° 52.565′ N, 77° 9.694′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection
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of East Broad Street (State Highway 7) and Church Place, on the right when traveling south on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dulin Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor’s Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Falls Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Taylor’s Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairfax Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Wren’s Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); Turnpike Tollgate (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Birch House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
Tallwood Marker along East Broad Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
2. Tallwood Marker along East Broad Street
Tallwood image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
3. Tallwood
Plaque on Tallwood image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 4, 2018
4. Plaque on Tallwood
Award for Excellence in Design
1967
Another Plaque on Tallwood image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 4, 2018
5. Another Plaque on Tallwood
Preservation of History and Culture
City of
Falls Church
Virginia
H.R.016
Historical Register
Tallwood Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 4, 2018
6. Tallwood Sign
Tallwood
708
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,061 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on November 4, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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