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Oak Hill
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Oak Hill (Annandale, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Location: 4716 Wakefield Chapel Rd., Annandale, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°49′15″N 77°14′25″W / 38.82083°N 77.24028°W / 38.82083; -77.24028Coordinates: 38°49′15″N 77°14′25″W / 38.82083°N 77.24028°W / 38.82083; -77.24028
Area: 2.7 acres (1.1 ha)
Built/Founded: 1790
Architect: Macomber, Walter M.
Architectural style(s): Georgian, Colonial Revival
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: May 19, 2004
NRHP Reference#: 04000478[1]

Oak Hill in Annandale, Virginia is a Georgian style home built in 1790. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

It was extensively renovated in the 1930s and is significant for its architecture of that renovation.[2]

History

The house was one of three mansions built during the 18th century on Fitzhugh's enormous Ravensworth estate, named for a family estate in England. The tract was the largest single landholding in the history of what would become Fairfax County in 1792. It stretched from Fairfax City to Springfield and Falls Church, and south to Pohick Church.... Oak Hill was likely the oldest of the mansions, built by Major Henry Fitzhugh, another of William's sons, for Lund Washington, his land agent, according to records. Lund was a cousin of George Washington. Washington met the Fitzhugh family when, as a young surveyor, he made a map of the Ravensworth estate. [3]

David and Amanda Scheetz purchased the home in 2008, after a foreclosure, for $1.15 million dollars.[4] The home is open to tours periodically.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ Jennifer B. Hallock and Laura V. Trieschmann (November 1, 2003), "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Oak Hill (029-0028PDF (32 KB)", 32 pages including plans and map (National Park Service)  
  3. ^ Sandra Fleishman (April 1, 2006). "A Piece of Annandale's Plotline". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/30/AR2006033002339.html.  
  4. ^ Amy Gardner (July 24, 2008). "Oak Hill Rises From The Ashes of Foreclosure". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/23/AR2008072300008.html.  
  5. ^ "Private Historic Home Opens For Infrequent Public Visitation"

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