The Tuleyries

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The Tuleyries
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The Tuleyries, March 1971
The Tuleyries is located in Northern Virginia
The Tuleyries
The Tuleyries is located in Virginia
The Tuleyries
The Tuleyries is located in the US
The Tuleyries
Location 1.5 mi. E of White Post off VA 628, White Post, Virginia
Coordinates 39°4′16″N 78°4′26″W / 39.07111°N 78.07389°W / 39.07111; -78.07389Coordinates: 39°4′16″N 78°4′26″W / 39.07111°N 78.07389°W / 39.07111; -78.07389
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1833 (1833)
Architectural style Federal, Late Federal
NRHP Reference # 72001388[1]
VLR # 021-0082
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 7, 1972
Designated VLR July 6, 1971[2]

The Tuleyries is an ante-bellum estate near White Post, Virginia. The complex was built around 1833 by Colonel Joseph Tuley, Jr., who made the name a pun on his name and the Tuileries Palace. The house is a late Federal style mansion with a domed entrance hall. The house was sold by the Tuley family to Colonel Upton L. Boyce in 1866. In 1903 the property was acquired by Graham F. Blandy, who left over two-thirds of the land to the University of Virginia on his death in 1926. That land is now known as the Blandy Experimental Farm and The Virginia State Arboretum. The remaining property and house remained in the Blandy family.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

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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 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Tuleyries 1972 final nomination

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