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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1832/00/00 Francis S Preston Home A brick mansion is built as a retirement home for Robert Preston and Sarah B Preston and their 9 children. The original living room is now the main lobby of the hotel. The grand stairway and parlors are today much as they were in the 19C.
1832/00/00 Sarah Buchanan Preston Home A brick mansion is built as a retirement home for Robert Preston and Sarah B Preston and their 9 children. The original living room is now the main lobby of the hotel. The grand stairway and parlors are today much as they were in the 19C.
1858/00/00 The Preston family sell their mansion for $21,000 to the founders of Martha Washington College, a lady's only institution.
1887/09/00 Edith Wilson Education At age 15, Edith Bolling enrolls at Martha Washington College in Abingdon, Virginia, to study music, with a second year at a smaller school in Richmond.
1932/00/00 After the Great Depression, typhoid fever and a declining enrollment takes its toll, The Martha Washington College closes.

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Particulars for Martha Washington Inn:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Cultural Affiliation Middle Archaic North American
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling



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Lodging
Lodging Style Grand Home
Lodging Style Hotel

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