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VLR Listing Date 12/03/2003
NRHP Listing Date 02/11/2004
NRHP Reference Number 04000053
Bushfield is a two-and-a-half-story, Flemish-bond brick mansion designed by noted architect Waddy Butler Wood. Wood enlarged an 18th-century single-pile dwelling in 1916, incorporating features that reflected the property’s association with the family of George Washington. Bushfield was originally the Westmoreland County homestead of John Bushrod and John Augustine Washington, George Washington’s brother. The massive brick building has a monumental portico on the façade and a lantern on the roof similar to Mount Vernon’s that were added prior to Wood’s renovation. Symmetrical flanking wings exhibit Colonial Revival details, such as round-arched windows. The interior features Classical fireplace surrounds and plaster cornices and walls.
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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark
Updated: April 30, 2021