Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—Grand Summer Home —
Twenty landscaped acres and a park of luxurious trees, some of which still stand, surrounded the house. The 2,000-acre estate included a deer park, fountains, a greenhouse, swimming pool, and the 1825 Liberia Plantation. The grounds were a year round retreat for residents of Manassas. The original gatehouse (pictured at right), now a private residence, stands one block west of here at the corner of Portner Avenue and Main Street.
Location. 38° 45.305′ N, 77° 28.164′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Maple Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steam Locomotive Tire Fire Alarm – 1909 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manassas 1850 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manassas Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ Manassas 1862 (approx. ¼ mile away); Harry J. Parrish (approx. ¼ mile away); Manassas 1890 - 1900s (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Steam Locomotive Tire Fire Alarm – 1909 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wartime Manassas (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
More about this marker. The lower left of the marker features a map of the city of Manassas with blue stars marking the locations of 9 Manassas Historic Signs.
Also see . . . Manassas Historic Signs Map Guide. (Submitted on March 8, 2010.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.