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Lee-Fendall House

 
 
Lee-Fendall House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
1. Lee-Fendall House Marker
Inscription. “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Revolutionary War officer, owned this land in 1784. The house was built in 1785 by Phillip Fendall, a Lee relative. Renovated in 1850 in the Greek Revival style, the house remained in the Lee family until 1903. John L. Lewis, labor leader and president of the United Mine Workers of America and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, was the last resident owner, from 1937 to 1969.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-93.)
 
Location. 38° 48.572′ N, 77° 2.749′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Oronoco Street and North Washington Street (Virginia Route 400), on the right when traveling east on Oronoco Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lee-Fendall House (here, next to this marker); Washington-Rochambeau Route (a few steps from this marker); Home of Edmund Jennings Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s Boyhood Home (within
Lee-Fendall House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
2. Lee-Fendall House and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Historic Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexandria Library Sit-In (about 700 feet away); Lloyd House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .  . “The Lee-Fendall House is an architecturally stunning house with premier decorative arts and archival collections. Now restored to its early Victorian elegance, the house is interpreted as a Lee family home of the 1850–1870 period, presenting an intimate study of 19th century family life. The house is complemented by its beautifully restored, award-winning garden.” (Submitted on June 26, 2008.) 
 
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Lee-Fendall House Garden image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
3. Lee-Fendall House Garden
Photo taken from the sidewalk on North Washington Street.
Lee-Fendall House Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
4. Lee-Fendall House Museum
The house is a museum, open every day except Monday. 703 548-1789.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,984 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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