Aug 16

Quoit Club | White House of the Confederacy

Built in 1818 as the John Brockenbrough Mansion, the house is commemorating its 200th anniversary this year and is one of the finer examples of Federal architecture in Richmond. Over the years, it has served many roles, most famously that of Executive Mansion of Jefferson Davis and his family from 1861-1865. While those four years cemented the house’s importance in history, it also was a private residence (1818-1861), a headquarters of U.S. occupying forces during Reconstruction (1865-1870), the Richmond Central School (1871-1894), home to The Confederate Museum (1896-1976), and the fully restored White House of the Confederacy (1988-present). It was one of the first places designated as a National Historic Landmark.

 

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