April 10, 2014

A Gate at Carter Hall


This historic estate is across from the Christ Episcopal Church in Millwood, Virginia. A nearby sign stated that this is private property so we did not enter the gate or see the manor house. A few steps away there's a state historical marker.

Col. Nathaniel Burwell, great-grandson of Robert "King" Carter, constructed Carter Hall in the mid-1790s after moving here from Tidewater Virginia. Edmund Randolph Governor of Virginia, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Secretary of State, died here in 1813 and was buried two miles north at Old Chapel. In Oct. 1862, Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson used Carter Hall as his headquarters. Pharmaceutical magnet Gerard Lambert purchased the estate in 1930 and hired New York architect Harry T. Lindeberg to remodel the house in the Georgian Revival style. Since 1977, Carter Hall has been the headquarters of Project HOPE, a worldwide health foundation.

Linking to: Good Fences

20 comments:

  1. It looks like a pleasant entrance.

    Old Stonewall's presence there comes as a surprise.

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  2. Nice entrance into some history.

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  3. A beautiful gate and interesting history. Too bad you couldn't go exploring.

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  4. Shame is was only private that you would not go in and see around. great entrance though.

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  5. Shame is was only private that you would not go in and see around. great entrance though.

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  6. Very English looking I will say but then when it was built they took the ideas From home. No worry we have places like that here you can't go round

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  7. The shadow shows the gate's configuration really well.

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  8. Fantastic to have a historical marker telling the whole story. Wonderful shot of the gate and beyond.

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  9. I like seeing these historical markers (my family does not enjoy them nearly as much as I when we are travelling, though!)

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  10. Gorgeous fence and shadow. And wonderful history -- would have been nice to go in, but at least there is a sign so you know about it.

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  11. A beautiful entrance gate, great fence shot!

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  12. Historic sign. Thank you for including the text on this historic marker.

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