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Swann-Daingerfield House

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c. 1803. c. 1850, c. 1870, and c. 1905, remodeling and enlargement. 706 Prince St.

When Thomas Swann owned it, this house was a Federal structure at the east end of the property. Swann, the original owner, sold it to Henry Daingerfield in 1832. Daingerfield added a Greek Revival wing and in the 1870s severely remodeled the exterior and interior. A massive Second Empire mansard, including arched dormers, and an arcaded porch completely changed the appearance. The property passed to the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who added a massive wing but maintained the mansard and details.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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

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