Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John Douglass Brown House
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 1976 by John Alexander Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Location. 38° 48.231′ N, 77° 2.742′ W. Marker is 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General Montgomery D. Corse, CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington's Tenement House (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); The Bank of Potomac Building Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); Retail in Alexandria (about 400 feet away); George Washington in Alexandria (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . . John Douglass Brown House. John Alexander Chapter, NSDAR (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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 altered of the surviving early buildings." -- Extraordinary Alexandria G. Washington Tour.
— Submitted February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features •
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