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Arlington House, Potting Building, Lee Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA



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Location
Lee Drive, Arlington National Cemetery, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-443-C
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N951).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Significance: The Potting Building, along with an adjoining greenhouse, was constructed ca. 1880 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to supply the demand for vegetation for the Arlington Cemetery grounds. Rectangular in plan, the 2-story, hipped-roof building was built of brick masonry construction, with wood framing supporting the slate roof. The greenhouse was demolished in 1934. The first floor of the Potting Building was converted to a museum space in the mid-1950s, with the second floor used for storage...

Subjects
Conservation & Restoration
Agriculture
Military Organizations


Related Names
Custis, George W. Parke.
Lee, Robert E.
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Schara, Mark, Field Team
Falwell, Kathryn, Field Team
Most, Jennifer, Field Team


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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