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General George C. Marshall House
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Dodona Manor
Location: 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg, Virginia
Coordinates: 39°6′53″N 77°33′45″W / 39.11472°N 77.5625°W / 39.11472; -77.5625Coordinates: 39°6′53″N 77°33′45″W / 39.11472°N 77.5625°W / 39.11472; -77.5625
NRHP Reference#: 9600054

Dodona Manor is a National Historic Landmark, located in Leesburg, Virginia. It is owned by the George C. Marshall International Center, which is currently restoring the property to its Marshall era appearance.

Dadona Manor was constructed in the mid-1820s for John Dirsh. The house soon passed into the possession of the Ball family, who added an addition. There is evidence that the building served as a female boarding school in the 1850s. George C. Marshall bought the house in 1941 and lived there until his death in 1959. The Marshall's major contribution to the property was the addition of lush gardens and landscaping.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996.[1][2]

In 2009 Virginia U.S. Senator Jim Webb and U.S. Representative Frank Wolf proposed legislation to study the affiliation Dodona Manor with the National Park Service. Affiliation would allow the site to remain in private ownership and would not result in staffing by the Park Service, but would result in a greater level of exposure through the Park Service's website.[3]

References

  1. ^ "General George C. Marshall House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=2194&ResourceType=Building. Retrieved 2008-04-20.  
  2. ^ William Seale and Patricia H. Henry (February, 1996). National Historic Landmark Nomination: General George C. Marshall House / Dodona ManorPDF (32 KB). National Park Service.   and Accompanying nine photos, exterior and interior, from 1995PDF (32 KB)
  3. ^ Morton, Margaret (October 7, 2009). "National Park Service Affiliation Proposed For Dodona". Leesburg Today. http://www.leesburgtoday.com/articles/2009/10/07/news/fp25dodona100709.txt. Retrieved 2009-10-09.  

Exploring Leesburg: Guide to history and architecture.

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