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

Washington’s Town House

 
 
Washington’s Town House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
1. Washington’s Town House Marker
Oval tablet reads: "Historic Alexandria Foundation. Early Buildings Survey."
Inscription. Replica of Washington's Town House. Lot purchased by George Washington 1763. House completed 1769 – torn down 1855. Rebuilt by Gov. and Mrs. Richard Barrett Lowe 1960. Bricks & stones from excavation used in construction. Worth Bailey, Historian; E. S. Holland, Engineer; Robt. Rust, Contractor.

Site of Washington's Town House First used by him in his surveying. Here he maintained an office with secretary to receive and accommodate belated visitors to Mt. Vernon.
 
Erected by Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, and the Virginia, Old Town Alexandria marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.355′ N, 77° 2.699′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Cameron Street near North St. Asaph Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 Cameron Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Fairfax House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Henry Lee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well
Washington's Town House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
2. Washington's Town House
(about 400 feet away); The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern (about 400 feet away); The Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,579 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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