Kenmore

Kenmore (HM31)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Country: United States of America

N 38° 18.351', W 77° 27.656'

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Four blocks west stands Kenmore, built in 1775 by Col. Fielding Lewis for his wife, Betty, sister of George Washington. Near here, between Kenmore and the Rappahannock River, stood Lewis's warehouses and docks. Kenmore's intricate plasterwork is the finest in the country. Among 19th-century owners and occupants were Samuel Gordon, who named it Kenmore, and William Key Howard, Jr., who restored and embellished the mansion's plasterwork. Washington and other Revolutionary leaders often visited, and during the Civil War, Union troops used it as a hospital. The Garden Club of Virginia, starting in 1929, rehabilitated Kenmore's gardens as its first restoration project.
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HM NumberHM31
Series This marker is part of the George Washington Slept Here series
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Marker NumberN 31
Year Placed1992
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:21am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284821 N 4242616
Decimal Degrees38.30585000, -77.46093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.351', W 77° 27.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 21.06" N, 77° 27' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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