Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial (NRIS 66000040)
Arlington National Cemetery,
Virginia. County/parish: Arlington.
Park name: Arlington House, R.E. Lee Mem..
3 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
- Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, formerly named the Custis-Lee Mansion, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia, United States that was once the home of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. It overlooks the Potomac River and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington National Cemetery, in part to ensure that Lee would never again be able to return to his home. The United States has since designated the mansion as a National Memorial.
Although the United States Department of the Army controls Arlington National Cemetery, the National Park Service, a component of the United States Department of the Interior, administers Arlington House. (read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000040