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Oak Hill (VA) ca.1930-1984

Former owner:
Gouveneur Mrs
Quimby
Littleton, Frank
Monroe, James Pres. U.S. 1758-1831
Former owners:
Delashmutt, Thomas Mr Mrs
Landscape Architect:
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826
Designer:
Hoban, James Capt
Physical description:
3 folders+ 3 glass lantern slides and 18 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Loudoun County, Aldie
Virginia
Aldie
Oak Hill (Aldie, Virginia)
Date:
1930
1930-1984
ca1930-1984
Notes:
President James Monroe built Oak Hill as a retirement property in Loudon County in 1823. The plans are said to have been drawn by Thomas Jefferson. The property became a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.
Persons associated with the property include: President James Monroe (former owner, 1831); Mrs. Gouveneur (former owner, 1831-1850); Colonel John Fairfax (former owner, 1850-); Dr. Quimby (former owner); Henry Fairfax (former owner), ?-1920); Frank Littleton (former owner, 1920-1948); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DeLashmutt (former owners, 1948-?); Thomas Jefferson (supposed architect); Captain James Hoban (designer, 1823); and Henry David Whitfield (architect of wing extensions, ca. 1920).
Summary:
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Mrs. William R. Massie and Mrs. Andrew H. Christian, comp., Descriptive Guide Book of Virginia's Old Gardens (Garden Club of America), p. 83
Garden has been featured in Frances Archer Christian and Susanne Williams Massie, eds., Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia (Richmond, Virginia: Garrett and Massie, Incorporated, 1962), pp. 75-79
Garden has been featured in Roon Frost, "Oak Hill," in Early American Life (April 1984), p. 73
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA004000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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