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Brompton

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c. 1770, c. 1824, c. 1866, 1946. Northwest corner of Hanover St. and Sunken Rd.

Now the residence of the president of Mary Washington College, Brompton is sited prominently on what is known as Marye's Heights. The original house received extensive additions, including a dramatic Roman Revival flatroofed 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.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Brompton", [Fredericksburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-FR70.

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