Liberia (Manassas, Virginia)

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Liberia
LIBERIA, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY.JPG
Liberia, March 2007
Liberia (Manassas, Virginia) is located in Northern Virginia
Liberia (Manassas, Virginia)
Liberia (Manassas, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Liberia (Manassas, Virginia)
Liberia (Manassas, Virginia) is located in the United States
Liberia (Manassas, Virginia)
Location8601 Portner Ave, Manassas, Virginia
Coordinates38°45′58″N 77°27′38″W / 38.76611°N 77.46056°W / 38.76611; -77.46056Coordinates: 38°45′58″N 77°27′38″W / 38.76611°N 77.46056°W / 38.76611; -77.46056
Area52 acres (21 ha)
Built1825 (1825)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #80004215[1]
VLR #155-0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 20, 1980
Designated VLRDecember 18, 1978, February 15, 2007[2]

Liberia is a historic plantation house located at Manassas, Virginia, United States. It was built about 1825, and is a two-story, five-bay, Federal style brick dwelling. It has a parapet side-gable roof and a molded brick cornice with a saw-tooth design. It has a single-pile, modified central passage plan. During the American Civil War, it was used as headquarters by both Confederate and Union forces. Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, in addition to other statesmen, visited Liberia during the War.[3]

The house was acquired by the City of Manassas on December 31, 1986, for use as a museum. The house is being restored and is open for special events and tours by appointment.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Frances Jones (September 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Liberia" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo
  4. ^ City of Manassas website

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