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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1794/00/00 Charles Carter of Ludlow Seller Monroe buys 4,400 acres with his uncle Judge Joseph Jones from Colonel Charles Carter of Loudoun County. Monroe will inherit all interests in this land when his uncle dies in 1805 with no heirs.
1809/12/23 James Monroe Owner James Monroe offers Oak Hill for sale, running an advertisement in The Washingtonian.
1820/06/27 Jefferson sends Monroe drawings and an explanation of his suggestions: Instead of the unintelligible sketch I gave you the other day I send it drawn more at large. Mrs Monroe and yourself may take some hints from it for a better plan of your own.
1822/00/00 James Monroe Home Monroe begins construction on the main house, a two-story brick mansion in the Federal style. Designed by James Hoban, Monroe's longtime friend and political mentor, Thomas Jefferson, offered many design suggestions.
1822/00/00 James Hoban Architect Monroe begins construction on the main house, a two-story brick mansion in the Federal style. Designed by James Hoban, Monroe's longtime friend and political mentor, Thomas Jefferson, offered many design suggestions.
1825/04/00 James Monroe Home After completing his second term as US President, James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, retire to Oak Hill.
1825/08/09 John Quincy Adams Companion John Q Adams and Marquis de Lafayette visit James Monroe at Oak Hill. General Lafayette holds 6 month old Edmund Berkeley. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/09 Marquis de Lafayette National Guest John Q Adams and Marquis de Lafayette visit James Monroe at Oak Hill. General Lafayette holds 6 month old Edmund Berkeley. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/09 James Monroe Host John Q Adams and Marquis de Lafayette visit James Monroe at Oak Hill. General Lafayette holds 6 month old Edmund Berkeley. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/09 Edmund Berkeley Companion John Q Adams and Marquis de Lafayette visit James Monroe at Oak Hill. General Lafayette holds 6 month old Edmund Berkeley. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1852/00/00 John W Fairfax, later a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate States Army, buys Oak Hill.
1863/06/24 George G Meade Visitor About a week prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, General George G Meade of the Union Armypays a visit to Mrs Fairfax at Oak Grove.

Data »

Particulars for Oak Hill:
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000842
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Hoban,James
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1808, 1830
Associated People: Monroe,James
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Secondary structure

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