Huntley (HM4XS)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22306
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N 38° 45.923', W 77° 5.65'

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On the hill above stands Huntley, a Federal-style villa built about 1825 for Thomson F. Mason, a grandson of George Mason of Gunston Hall. Thomson Mason, a prominent Alexandria lawyer, served on the city council, as mayor, and also as president of both the Little River Turnpike and Alexandria Canal companies. The thousand-acre Huntley property stretched across the valley below. Remaining dependencies include a subterranean icehouse with a vaulted ceiling, and a combination privy and storage building. The author of Huntley's unusual design remains unknown, but the house has been attributed to Benjamin H. Latrobe or George Hadfield, two notable early architects.
HM NumberHM4XS
Marker NumberE-96
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318056 N 4292823
Decimal Degrees38.76538333, -77.09416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.923', W 77° 5.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 55.38" N, 77° 5' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6923-6951 County Rd 723, Alexandria VA 22306, US
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