Gen. George C. Marshall House

Also known as: Dodona Manor
217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg, Virginia

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Description 

General George Catlett Marshall, Jr. (1880-1959), who lived here eighteen years from 1941 until his death in 1959, called his house in Leesburg, Virginia, Dodona Manor, after the Greek oracle of the whispering oak leaves on the Hill of Dodona. During these years, Marshall rose from being an Army officer held in professional respect, but without celebrity, to one of the most important and respected figures of the twentieth century. Winston Churchill, recalling the years of World War II, said that the only individual on whom all the leaders conferred unqualified praise and admiration was General Marshall. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 19, 1996

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1996
Reference number
96000972
NR name
Marshall, Gen. George C., House
Architectural style
Federal
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing sites: 1

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Brick (42,466)
Federal (4,600)
Gen. George C. Marshall, House (1)
House (27,905)
Leesburg, Virginia (24)
Loudoun County, Virginia (86)
National Historic Landmark (2,198)
Private owner (54,402)
Stone (26,167)
Tin (2,648)
Virginia (3,637)