Friday, March 5, 2010

George Washington's Office



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

George Washington used this little log building in Winchester, Virginia, as a military office from September, 1755, to December, 1756, while Fort Loudoun was being constructed nearby. Washington planned Fort Loudoun, supervised the work of construction, and brought his own blacksmiths from Mount Vernon to do the ironwork. George Washington's military and political career began in Winchester. He served as a member of the House of Burgess from Winchester and used Winchester as his headquarters during the French and Indian War, while in command of a Virginia regiment.

11 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

interesting! Thanks for sharing it!

rainfield61 said...

I am not George Washington, but am glad to see how he lived at that time.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

So beautiful and interesting !! I WOuld love to work there !!

Sandra said...

I bet the other George was COLD in that office. Love the shot, I love old buildings and this sure qualifies. Love the header

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh I love to see the old historical buildings used by our forefathers. GW is one of my favorites too. Yep I liked that header too. Signs of hope.
QMM

Ginny said...

Oh, my, it looks so dark and dreary. But then I'm sure there were no picture windows back then! I'm supposing that they weren't letting people inside? I am enjoying the lovely cobblestone street, though!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All that green is refreshing to see.I have seen enough snow and now the dirty look of melting snow.
Blessings,Ruth

Chris said...

How interesting George. It's wonderful that the building has lasted all this time being wooden instead of stone.

Carletta said...

Next time I go visit my son I'll have to plan to stop off in Winchester.
The building looks very well preserved.

A Lady's Life said...

isn't that interesting To think when you walk there that you are walking in George Washington's foot prints.
Cool!

Ann said...

As a Primary school kid, one of the few lessons I don't forget is how George Washington chopped the cherry tree down. Do they have a location of where that tree was?