ZZ-FC003 Tallwood

Marker text: TALLWOOD

Neo-colonial brick residence, built in 1870 on 95-acre farm of John Gheen (part of 1742 208-acre Harrison Grant). Yale Rice, descendant of founder of Yale Univ., bought the property in 1890. Dr. and Mrs. Milton Eisenhower owned the house 1938-1943; had house painted white and removed front porch. At the direction of Gen. Marshall, Gen. Eisnhower arrived in Washington two weeks after Pearl Harbor, was met by his brother and taken to Falls Church, he and Mamie spent New Year's Eve 1941 at "Tallwood." Eisenhower later recalled his work days were so long he never saw Falls Church in daylight.

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