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General John Mason House, Analostan Island or Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

General John Mason House, Analostan Island or Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Summary

Significance: The grey and stately ruin which crowns the highest ridge of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Island was once the home of General John Mason. Built in the last decade of the eighteenth century, this building, along with Thomas Jefferson's Virginia State Capitol, is important in that it is one of the first houses erected for other than ecclesiastical purposes to reflect the temple-structure influence. This architectural style is generally known as the Classical Revival, and it is interesting to note that this building lends further credence to the statement that our country led in the acceptance and development of the classical influence.
Survey number: HABS DC-28
Building/structure dates: after 1790 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000869

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Mason, George
Phillipe, Duke of Orleans, Louis
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.89668, -77.06301
Google Map of 38.8966824, -77.063008
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