Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

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Woodlawn, the first site operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In 1799, Washington gave the site to his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and Lewis’ new bride, Eleanor “Nelly” Parke Custis, Martha’s granddaughter. The newly-married couple built the Georgian/Federal house designed by William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol. Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House was commissioned in 1939 by Loren Pope, a journalist in Falls Church. The Usonian home was later relocated to nearby Woodlawn due to the construction of highway 66. Since 2010 Woodlawn has also been the home of the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system.
9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Fax: 703-780-8509
  • Hours: Friday - Monday, noon - 4 pm, March - November.
  • Business email: woodlawn@savingplaces.org
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