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c. 1770, c. 1824, c. 1866, 1946. Northwest corner of Hanover St. and Sunken Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Frances Benjamin Johnson, c. 1927–1929, Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

Now the residence of the president of the University of Mary Washington, Brompton is sited prominently on what is known as Marye's Heights. The original house received extensive additions, including a dramatic Roman Revival flat-roofed Ionic portico, c. 1824, when a local businessman, John Lawrence Marye, purchased it. The portico received its pediment during repairs c. 1866, after the house was badly damaged by Civil War action. In 1946 the state purchased and restored the house.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.



  • 1770

  • 1824

    Portico added
  • 1866

    Repaired after Civil War
  • 1946


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

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