Blenheim

N of Wakefield Corner off VA 204, Wakefield Corner, Virginia

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Description 

Blenheim, built circa 1780, served as the home of William Augustine Washington, nephew of George Washington, after the house in which the President was born had burned in 1780. Blenheim is located 1.5 miles from the banks of the Potomac River and is in ruinous condition. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1975
Reference number
75002042
Architectural styles
Georgian; Other architectural type; Late Georgian
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
ca. 1781

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