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Interior Alterations.

The Ellises also remodeled the Central Hall, converting a rectangular entryway to a grander archway (creating a keystone-capped semi-elliptical arched passage, flanked by capped pilasters) in keeping with the house's Colonial Revival makeover. In 1952 Dessie Ellis sold the property to its last private owner Admiral Richard Blackburn Black, and many of the house's furnishings conveyed with the deed, as they did again when the property was sold to Prince William County in 2000. The grandfather clock, organ, piano, music stand, and other items pictured in the photo on the right are still positioned in those same locations today.