Erin Adams talked about the historic home that served as the residence to thirty-seven members one of Alexandria’s most prominent… read more
Erin Adams talked about the historic home that served as the residence to thirty-seven members one of Alexandria’s most prominent families. Philip Richard Fendall built the home in 1785. He was the cousin of Revolutionary War hero Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Lee family lived at the home from 1785 until 1903.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Alexandria, Virginia, February 15-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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- Erin Adams Executive Director Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden
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