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Historic Green Spring B-260 | Marker History

Historic Green Spring Marker, B-260

A 1784 brick house, spring house, and a designed landscape showcase the unique 1942 collaboration of two American masters of design, Walter Macomber and Beatrix Farrand. Green Spring is the only known place where both designers' work is extant. Macomber, restoration architect for Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon, completed a Colonial Revival rehabilitation of the buildings that reflected the growing popularity of the style for domestic architecture. Farrand, the sole female member of the American Society of Landscape Architects at its founding in 1899, designed the gardens around the brick house with her trademark clarity of outline and transition from formal to informal landscapes.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 03/19/09
Year On Marker: 2009
Original Sponsor: Friends of Green Spring
Region: Northern Virginia Region
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: 6415 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. Marker is on right when traveling north on Braddock Road, just before intersection with Witch Hazel Road.
GPS Location: 38.824602,-77.160454
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