Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Main House

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Institution Name: Marymount University
Original/Historic Place Name: Rixey Mansion
Location on Campus: 2807 N. Glebe Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1920original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation:
Walls: stucco
Roof: terra cotta shingles
 
Function:
ca. 1920private residence (of Admiral Presley M. Rixey, surgeon general under President Theodore Roosevelt)
ca. 2004-present (2006)private residence (for Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary)
 

Narrative:
The Main House was the first campus building and is the most recognizable feature of the campus. Visible from the road, it is the "public face" of Marymount University.
 

References:
 

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