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Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Douglass Brown House

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
1. John Douglass Brown House Marker
Inscription.  Farm house in Fairfax County, Virginia, located upon part of a seven hundred acre land patent granted to Margaret Brent in 1654. Owned and occupied by descendants of John Douglass Brown and Mary Goulding Gretter since 1816.
 
Erected 1976 by John Alexander Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1654.
 
Location. 38° 48.231′ N, 77° 2.742′ W. Marker is in the Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Street and South Saint Asaph Street, on the right when traveling west on Prince Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 517 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 511 Prince Street (a few steps from this marker); The Ticer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Montgomery D. Corse, CSA (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Washington's Tenement House (within shouting distance of this marker); Portner's (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin P. Backus Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stabler-Leadbeater House (about 300 feet away); 414-412 Prince Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
 
Also see . . .  John Douglass Brown House. John Alexander Chapter, NSDAR (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. John Douglass Brown House
"Built around 1775 by Patrick Murray, who acquired the quarter block on which it stands on December 20, 1774, this house is typical of most of the better homes built in Alexandria during George Washington's day. The framed house was advertised by Murray in 1792 as having four rooms and three fireplaces on the first floor, two rooms on the second floor, and a kitchen annex. Purchased by John Douglas Brown in 1816 and owned by one family thereafter, it is perhaps the least
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3. John Douglass Brown House
altered of the surviving early buildings." -- Extraordinary Alexandria G. Washington Tour.
    — Submitted February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
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7. Architectural Detail
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8. Dormer Window
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on February 15, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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