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Near Millwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Long Branch

 
 
Long Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. Long Branch Marker
Inscription. This Classical Revival mansion built for Robert Carter Burwell is one of the few remaining residential works in which B. Henry Latrobe, father of the American architectural profession, played a role in design. Latrobe offered suggestions to Burwell for a staircase and piazza in 1811, a few months after workmen had laid the foundations. Hugh Mortimer Nelson added the porticoes and castellated east wing after 1842, as well as the Greek Revival-style interior trim based on designs published by the architect Minard Lefever. The late Harry Z. Isaacs renovated the mansion in 1989.
 
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T 12.)
 
Location. 39° 2.992′ N, 78° 2.872′ W. Marker is near Millwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Branch Lane and Nelson Road (County Route 626) on Long Branch Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood VA 22646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenway Historic District ( approx. mile away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Millwood (
Long Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. Long Branch Marker
approx. 1.5 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Carter Hall ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Vinyard Fight ( approx. 1.9 miles away); Fight at Berry's Ferry ( approx. 2.3 miles away); White Post ( approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millwood.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Long Branch. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Biography of Benjamin Latrobe. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Long Branch image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Long Branch
Seen from Borden's Spring Road (Route 622) on the southern side of the mansion.
Entrance to the Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
4. Entrance to the Mansion
The Blue Ridge as a Backdrop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
5. The Blue Ridge as a Backdrop
Looking over Long Branch Estate at the Blue Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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