Pope-Leighey House

E of Accotink off U.S. 1, Accotink, Virginia

Photos 

East elevation

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house, which was built in 1940 for Loren B. Pope. An example of Wright's "Usonian House," the structure, in danger of demolition in 1965 for a highway right-of-way in Falls Church, Fairfax County, was saved, moved and restored by Mrs. Robert A. Leighey, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service. This important American architectural monument was relocated at Woodlawn Plantation, near Mount Vernon. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 1970
Reference number
70000791
Architectural styles
Other architectural type; American Movement: Prairie School; Usonian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Single dwelling; Museum
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1939; 1941; 1965

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2013: New photos from John Reidy
  • July 7, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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