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Patrick Murray House

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c. 1775, 517 Prince St.
  • Patrick Murray House

This small house typifies the alternative to the flounder house. It is perhaps the least altered of pre-Revolutionary Alexandria houses. The high exposed basement of Potomac River granite was originally below grade, but a regrading of the street and most of Old Town in 1790 lowered the elevation.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Patrick Murray House", [Alexandria, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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