Today’s house is a great looking little house that was sold last year. It has a connection to George Washington much like this house in the Historic District that we featured before (located right down the street).
Via Mount Vernon
George Wise’s father built the townhouse at 501 Duke Street in Alexandria in 1778 that was later owned by George Washington’s nephew, George Augustine Washington and his wife, Fanny Bassett Washington. After George Augustine’s death, his widow married Washington’s secretary, Tobias Lear and the Lears entertained George Washington at dinner in this house in September of 1795. At some point in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, George Wise purchased Abingdon, which had been the home of Martha Washington’s son, John Parke Custis and his wife, Eleanor Calvert.
(Inspired by PoPville)