Woodley and Its Residents (Images of America) (Paperback)

Woodley and Its Residents (Images of America) By Al Kilborne, Foreword By Walter Isaacson Cover Image

Woodley and Its Residents (Images of America) (Paperback)

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In 1801, on a ridge that overlooked the incipient national capital, Philip Barton Key, uncle and mentor of Francis Scott Key, built a Federal-style house and named it Woodley. Its extraordinary vistas, together with its extensive grounds and stables, would subsequently attract a series of residents that not only included two presidents, but also some of the most eminent senators, cabinet officers, generals, and socialites of their respective eras. In a sense, the history of Woodley is a history of the nation. This volume contains 200 years of images that detail the history of the house and the men and women who lived there. In doing so, it persuasively supports the contention that, with the single exception of the White House, no house in America can boast a roster of residents comparable to that of Woodley.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738553153
ISBN-10: 0738553158
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: November 24th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America