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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tallwood

 
 
Tallwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
1. Tallwood Marker
Inscription. Neo-colonial Brice residence, built in 1870 on 95-acre farm of John Green (Part of 1742 208-acre Harrison grant). Yale Rice, descendant of founder of Yale Univ., bought the property in 1890. Dr. and Mrs. Milton Eisenhower owned the house 1938-1943; Had house painted white and removed front porch. At the direction of Gen. Marshall, Gen. Eisenhower arrived in Washington two weeks after Pearl Harbor, was met by his brother and taken to Falls Church. He and Mamie spent New Year's Eve 1941 at "Tallwood." Eisenhower later recalled his work days were so long he never saw Falls Church in daylight.
 
Erected by City of Falls Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, City of Falls Church marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.523′ N, 77° 9.624′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street (State Highway 7) and Church Place, on the right when traveling south on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylorís Tavern (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Falls Church (about 700 feet
Tallwood Marker along East Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
2. Tallwood Marker along East Broad Street
away); a different marker also named Taylorís Tavern (about 700 feet away); Fairfax Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dulin Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wrenís Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turnpike Tollgate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Buffalo (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
Also see . . .  Milton Stover Eisenhower. Brother of the famous General and President, Milton had a distinguished career of his own. (Submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Buildings
 
Tallwood image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
3. Tallwood
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,221 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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