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Historic Huntley

Historic Huntley, Alexandria, Virginia (38.049250, -78.335591)

a) West Wing Felling Dates: Winter 1822/23

b) East Wing Felling Dates: Winter 1822/23

c) Center Section Felling Dates: After 1799

Historic Huntley was constructed as a summerhouse by Thomson F. Mason, part of a prominent Virginia family of landholders. The structure is situated on a hilltop with the basement being set into the bank of the hillside. The three-story center section is flanked by two-story wings, giving the building an H-plan layout.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the east and west wings were built from timbers felled in the winter of 1822/23 and that the center block was built sometime after 1799.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2017 “The Tree-Ring Dating of Historic Huntley, Alexandria, Virginia”, unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2017/04




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230