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Arlington House, Lee Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
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Lee Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, VA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS VA-443
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-124; FN-355; N948).
Building/structure dates: 1925 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1802 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1803 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1810 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1817 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1855 subsequent work
See also HALS VA-10 for related documentation.
Significance: Arlington House, unique in its association with the Custis, Washington, and Lee families, is celebrated as one of the nation's most significant houses, from both historical and architectural standpoints. Esteemed as one of the earliest and most important examples of the Greek Revival style in the United States, the house is especially notable for its magnificent siting and for its boldly scaled portico, intended to be impressively viewed from the city of Washington across the Potomac River. In turn, the house provides a spectacular and sublime vista of the Capital City, with whose history that of Arlington House is intimately entwined.
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Custis, George W. Parke.
Lee, Gen. Robert E.
Meigs, Gen. Montgomery C.
Smith, Delos, Field Team
Byrdy, Edward, Field Team
Schara, Mark, Field Team
Most, Jennifer, Field Team
Falwell, Kathryn, Field Team
Smalling, Walter, Photographer
Ciango, D. F., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Perspective view of the East elevation
View of the east portico, looking south
Perspective view of the east elevation looking from the southeast
Perspective view of the east elevation looking from the southeast; view includes the grave of Pierre Charles l'Enfant
Perspective view of the east elevation
View looking to east portico (duplicate of HABS No. VA-443-6)
East elevation looking from the southeast (duplicate of HABS No. VA-443-7)
Perspective view of east elevation (duplicate of HABS No. VA-443-8)
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