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000-0005 Quarters 1

Quarters 1
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 06/19/1973

NRHP Listing Date 11/28/1972

NHL Listing Date 11/28/1972

NPS property number 72001382 (no formal nomination)

Completed in 1899 as one of a series of officers’ dwellings, this capacious twenty-one-room brick mansion has been the residence of all the Army chiefs of staff since 1908 when Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell became the first chief of staff to make his home at Fort Myer. He was succeeded by Gen. Leonard Wood, who resided here from 1910 to 1914. The modified Queen Anne structure has been little change since its completion. Its long front porch gives a homey, hospitable air to the quarters of the commander of the world’s dominant military force. Its later occupants have included generals George C. Marshall, Omar N. Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The house is conspicuously located at the end of Grant Avenue with a splendid view of the nation’s capital. Signaling its official status is a pair of Fort McNair cannons flanking the entrance.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated February 12, 2019