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. . . HISTORIC HOMES . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Historic Sully
Fairfax County, Virginia

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Historic Sully was the home of Richard Bland Lee, a Virginia Assemblyman and Northern Virginia's Representative of the first U.S. Congress. He was the brother of "Lighthorse Harry" Lee and uncle of General Robert E. Lee.

Under Lee's diligent management, the 770 acre farm prospered. During this time, Sully was operated chiefly by slave labor which included farm hands, domestics and skilled artisans. In 1842, the farm was sold to Quaker families from Dutches County, New York. Scientific farming methods were introduced during the 1840's and 1850's. Sully continued as a successful farm and private residence until it was condemned for construction of Washington Dulles International Airport. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill saving Sully and transferring it to stewardship of the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Historic Sully looks today much as it did when completed in 1794. It is furnished with antiques of the Federal Period and some pieces original to the Lee family. The estate includes a kitchen-laundry, smokehouse, stone dairy, formal gardens and schoolhouse store.

Text © 1994 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1994 Bill Harrah

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