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Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, Fairfax County, VA

Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, Fairfax County, VA

 
 
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Significance: Gunston Hall is one of the most important examples of Georgian architecture in America. Built c. 1755-59, the house is noted especially for its unexcelled interior woodwork by William Buckland. In addition, Gunston Hall is of prime historical importance as the home of George Mason, father of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. After various ownerships during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the house was acquired by Louis Hertle. Hertle deeded the house and surrounding 556 acres to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and after his death in 1949, Gunston Hall was restored to the period of its builder.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-207, FN-208, FN-209, FN-210, FN-211, FN-212, FN-213, FN-300
Survey number: HABS VA-141
Building/structure dates: after. 1754- before. 1759 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000832

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Buckland, William
Mason, George
Buckland, James
Morris, Scott, transmitter
Nichols, Frederick D, photographer
Brostrup, John O, photographer
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
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fairfax county38.66406, -77.16017
Google Map of 38.664064, -77.1601675
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