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

Ratcliffe-Allison House (Earpís)

Built 1812

ó Old Town Fairfax ó

 
 
Ratcliffe-Allison House (Earpís) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. Ratcliffe-Allison House (Earpís) Marker
Inscription.  This is the oldest house in the City of Fairfax and the first city-owned building to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places (1973). The oldest section of the house, the eastern portion, was built by Richard Ratcliffe around 1812 to the specifications of the original lot sales in the Town of Providence.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Old Town Fairfax series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 38° 50.754′ N, 77° 18.28′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street (Virginia Route 236) east of University Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10386 Main Street, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sauls House (a few steps from this marker); Victorian Square Addition (within shouting distance of this marker); Whiteheads Mercantile & Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Draper House (within shouting
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distance of this marker); a different marker also named Draper House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfax Herald & Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Pozer Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Also see . . .  Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden. (Submitted on October 15, 2006.)
 
Additional keywords. Earp's Ordinary
 
The Ratcliffe-Allison House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. The Ratcliffe-Allison House
Ratcliffe-Allison House image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
3. Ratcliffe-Allison House
Ratcliffe-Allison House (Earpís) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 7, 2008
4. Ratcliffe-Allison House (Earpís) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,295 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2008. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on March 15, 2008.   4. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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