Oatlands Historic District, Main House, U.S. Route 15, Leesburg, Loudoun County, VA
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U.S. Route 15, Leesburg vicinity, VA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS VA-949-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-161, FN-162, FN-163, FN-164, FN-165, FN-166, FN).
Building/structure dates: 1810 initial construction
National Register Number: 69000255
Significance: Oatlands house, which was under construction in 1805, was built for George Carter, son of Robert "Councillor" Carter of Nomini Hall, and great-grandson of Robert "King" Carter of Corotoman. The land on which the house was built was part of a 63,093 acre tract which Councillor Carter had purchased in 1776 from the estate of Lord Fairfax, proprietor of the Northern Neck. The original house and its subsequent changes reflect a transition from late Georgian to early Federal style architecture in Virginia and, along with surviving outbuildings and gardens, remains a significant example of an early nineteenth century plantation complex.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. GENERAL VIEW, FROM SOUTHEAST
2. SOUTH FACADE
3. OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH FACADE FROM WEST
4. EAST SIDE
5. CAPITAL DETAIL, SOUTH PORTICO
6. PALLADIAN WINDOW, SOUTH FACADE, SECOND FLOOR
7. FRONT DOOR, EXTERIOR
8. FRONT DOOR, INTERIOR
9. INTERIOR, DOOR FROM ENTRANCE HALL TO BREAKFAST ROOM
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