The Ramsay House

The Ramsay House (HM26JA)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.276', W 77° 2.539'

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Built Circa 1724

Oldest house in Alexandria owned by William Ramsay, a Founder, Trustee, and the first Mayor of Alexandria in 1749. Later occupied by his son Dennis Ramsay and his descendants. INterest in preserving the house was initiated by Edward C. Van Devanter.

It was purchased by the City in 1944 to prevent its demolition. The Alexandria Historical Society, Inc. was then authorized by the City Council to undertake the restoration. The work was commenced through gifts by the Alexandria Association and public spirited citizens.

In 1955 the City Council appropriated funds to complete the restoration.

The City Council:
Leroy S. Bendheim, Mayor; Joseph M. Pancoast, vice mayor; James M. Duncan, Jr., councilman; John J. Ewald, councilman; Frank E. Mann, councilman; John T. Ticer, councilman; F. Clinton Knight, councilman

City Manager, Ira F. Willard
Architect for Restoration, Milton L. Grigg
Builder, Eugene and Clarence Simpson

Garden and Landscaping,
Hunting Creek Garden Club
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HM NumberHM26JA
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Date Added Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322658 N 4297074
Decimal Degrees38.80460000, -77.04231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.276', W 77° 2.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 16.56" N, 77° 2' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 221 King St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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