"George Washington's Alexandria Townhouse" Top 5 Page for this destination Alexandria Off The Beaten Path Tip by Ewingjr98

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This structure is a replica of Washington's original townhouse on this lot. This house was built by Washington when he was surveying the region. It was later used when he had business in the area, or when friends were heading to Mount Vernon and needed a place to sleep on the way.

The house is one block away from Lord Fairfax's House, home of Washington's good friend.

Near the corner of Cameron and St. Asaph Streets.

The plaques read:

Replica of Washington's Town House
Lot purchased by George Washington 1763. House completed 1769 ? torn down 1855. Rebuilt by Gov. and Mrs. Richard Barrett Lowe 1960. Bricks & stones from excavation used in construction. Worth Bailey, Historian; E. S. Holland, Engineer; Robt. Rust, Contractor.

Site of Washington's Town House
First used by him in his surveying. Here he maintained an office with secretary to receive and accommodate belated visitors to Mt. Vernon.

othercontact: 508 Cameron Street, Alexandria V

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2009
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