Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Main House

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Institution Name: Marymount University
Original/Historic Place Name: Rixey Mansion
Location on Campus: 2807 N. Glebe Rd.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1920original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: stucco
Roof: terra cotta shingle
ca. 1920private residence (of Admiral Presley M. Rixey, surgeon general under President Theodore Roosevelt)
ca. 2004-present (2007)private residence (for Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary)

Significance: history
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

The Main House was the first campus building and is the most recognizable feature of the campus. Visible from the road, it is the "public face" of Marymount University.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Facilities Management Office

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