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253-0009 General George C. Marshall House (Dodona Manor)

General George C. Marshall House (Dodona Manor)
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/04/1996

NRHP Listing Date 06/19/1996

NHL Listing Date 06/19/1996

DHR's Virginia Board of Historic Resources easement

NPS property number 96000972

General of the Army George Catlett Marshall, Jr. made his home at this gracious Federal house from 1941 until his death in 1959. He named it for the mythical Greek forest of Dodona. During these years, Marshall rose from a respected army officer to one of the 20th-century’s most influential figures. As Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945, he directed the nation’s military effort. He later served as secretary of state and secretary of defense. He is best known for developing the 1947 European Recovery Program, known as the Marshall Plan, which launched the restoration of Europe’s economy. Marshall’s Leesburg retreat was built in the 1820s and later expanded. Other than establishing an extensive garden, Marshall made few changes here. The property is being developed by the George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor into a museum honoring this American hero, and is located within the Leesburg Historic District.


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

Updated March 19, 2019