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This 1752 Georgian Stone mansion was constructed by Scottish merchant John Carlyle. Architecturally resembling manor houses designed by William Adam of Scotland, Carlyle House is similar to Craigiehall in West Lothan, Scotland. Historians speculate that it may have been built from blueprints of Craigiehall. British General Edward Braddock made his headquarters here in the spring of 1755. In the great parlor Braddock and five Colonial governors planned the funding and strategy of the first campaigns of the French and Indian War.

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Location: 121 N Fairfax St, Alexandria Virginia 22314 Telephone 703-549-2997

Other History nearby:
(Washington) African-American Civil War Memorial
(Waldorf) Afro-American Heritage Museum
(Arlington) Arlington National Cemetery
(Washington) Arts and Industries Building
(Baltimore) B & O Railroad Museum
(Ellicott City) B & O Railroad Station Museum

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