Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Lee-Jackson House



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The house in the picture above is on the campus of Washington and Lee University and has a fascinating history. The north wing of the house was first occupied in 1853 by Professor Thomas J. ('Stonewall') Jackson, who had married the daughter of the president of the College. In 1865 this house was the home of Robert E. Lee and his family while the current President's house was being constructed next door.

8 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Thanks for sharing, otherwise I may not know this hidden interesting history.

Small City Scenes said...

Such an elegant building. MB

Busy Bee Suz said...

I imagine the ghosts in that house are quite the historians!

Ginny said...

Interesting history. Were you allowed inside the house? The picture is peaceful.

Ginny said...

George , if you want another reason to visit Richmond, have Betsy show you the e-mail I sent her about this Botanical Garden.

Chris said...

What an elegant building George,and thanks for the history.

Janie said...

Very interesting that Stonewall and Lee both lived in the same house at different times.

Hilda said...

Wow, a very illustrious history. Those columns are so graceful.