Adam Kurtz House

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Adam Kurtz House
Adam Kurtz House 1.jpg
Adam Kurtz House, May 2016
Adam Kurtz House is located in Virginia
Adam Kurtz House
Adam Kurtz House is located in the US
Adam Kurtz House
Location NE corner of Braddock and Cork Sts., Winchester, Virginia
Coordinates 39°10′56″N 78°10′5″W / 39.18222°N 78.16806°W / 39.18222; -78.16806Coordinates: 39°10′56″N 78°10′5″W / 39.18222°N 78.16806°W / 39.18222; -78.16806
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1757 (1757)
Part of Winchester Historic District (#80004318)
NRHP reference # 76002233[1]
VLR # 138-0025
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 17, 1976
Designated CP March 4, 1980
Designated VLR December 16, 1975[2]

Adam Kurtz House, also known as Washington's Headquarters, is a historic home located at Winchester, Virginia. It was built about 1757, and is of hewn-log construction. It consists of three rooms, with the westernmost room having two of its three exterior walls of stone construction. It sits on a rubble limestone foundation.[3]

The house served as George Washington's headquarters while he was supervising the construction of Fort Loudoun in 1756-57.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1] It is located in the Winchester Historic District.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (November 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Adam Kurtz House" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ "George Washington's Office". Winchester Frederick County Historical Society. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 

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