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Bloomfield, Fairfax Co.

Built around 1858 and mixing Federal and Greek Revival-style architectural details, Bloomfield is one of the last remaining late period pre-Civil War brick farmhouses in northwestern Fairfax County. The two-story house, which attained an I-house form with a rear wing addition (bottom right photo) around 1870, was constructed for Martha Mead Carper. During the Civil War, both Union and Confederate soldiers camped on the property at various times, according to Carper's letters. In 1941, the property was sold out of the Carper-Hammond families, who had owned it for about 125 years.