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
Walls: stucco
Roof: terra cotta shingles
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)

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.


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