Manassas 1892

Manassas 1892 (HMIVG)

Location: Manassas, VA 20110
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 45.305', W 77° 28.164'

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Annaburg Manor

— Grand Summer Home —

Prussian-born Robert Portner, Alexandria brewer and businessman, built Annaburg in 1892 as his show place summer home and escape from the city. It became the center of beauty and interest with 35 rooms, electricity, and reportedly, one of the first homes in the country equipped with mechanical air conditioning, of his own invention.

Twenty landscaped acres and a park of luxurious trees, some of which still stand, surrounded the house. The 2,000-acre estate included a deer park, fountains, a greenhouse, swimming pool, and the 1825 Liberia Plantation. The grounds were a year round retreat for residents of Manassas. The original gatehouse (pictured at right), now a private residence, stands one block west of here at the corner of Portner Avenue and Main Street.
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 5:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285420 N 4292494
Decimal Degrees38.75508333, -77.46940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.305', W 77° 28.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 18.30" N, 77° 28' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3051-3099 Maple St, Manassas VA 20110, US
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