Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia)

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Brompton
Brompton, Sunken Road & Hanover Street (Fredericksburg, Virginia).jpg
Brompton, Sunken Road & Hanover Street (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia) is located in Northern Virginia
Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia) is located in the US
Brompton (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
LocationHanover St. and Sunken Rd., Fredericksburg, Virginia
Coordinates38°17′44″N 77°28′13″W / 38.29556°N 77.47028°W / 38.29556; -77.47028Coordinates: 38°17′44″N 77°28′13″W / 38.29556°N 77.47028°W / 38.29556; -77.47028
Area11 acres (4.5 ha)
Built1820
Architectural styleOther, Roman Revival
NRHP reference #79003279[1]
VLR #111-0008
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 24, 1979
Designated VLRMay 15, 1979[2]

Brompton, originally known as Marye House, is an historic house located on heights overlooking the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The house was built in 1838 by John Lawrence Marye.[3] The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July 1979.[1]

The house sits atop an area of Fredericksburg known as 'Marye's Heights'.[4] The town was about 400 yards from Brompton and was a Confederate stronghold against repeated Union Army assaults on the slope during the Battle of Fredericksburg (1862–1863). Confederate General James Longstreet maintained his headquarters at Brompton.[5][6]

Brompton currently serves as the residence of the President of the University of Mary Washington.[5]

References[edit]

  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" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ Freeman, Douglas S. (2006). Christian, Susanne; Archer, Frances; Massie, Williams, eds. Homes And Gardens In Old Virginia. Kessinger Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 9781428656000. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. ^ Goolrick, John Tackett (1922). Historic Fredericksburg: the story of an old town. Whittet & Shepperson. p. 172.
  5. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Brompton" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Brooks, Victor (2001). Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg: Battleground America. Da Capo Press. p. 35. ISBN 9781580970365.

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