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Cedar Lawn

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Built  1825
Opened  1825
Architectural style  Federal architecture
NRHP Reference #  74002004
Area  8,094 m²
Added to NRHP  4 December 1974
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Location  Charles Town, West Virginia
Architect  John Thornton Augustine Washington
Similar  Harewood, Richwood Hall, Claymont Court, Beall‑Air, Happy Retreat

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Cedar Lawn, also known as Berry Hill and Poplar Hill, is one of several houses built near Charles Town, West Virginia for members of the Washington family. Cedar Lawn was built in 1825 for John Thornton Augustine Washington, George Washington's grand-nephew. The property was originally part of the Harewood estate belonging to Samuel Washington. The property that eventually became Cedar Lawn was left to Samuel's son, Thornton Washington, who built "Berry Hill", named for his wife's family. Berry Hill was destroyed by fire, and John Thornton Augustine built Cedar Lawn when he inherited.

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In the 1940s, the house was bought by R.J. Funkhouser, an industrialist who had a taste for Washington family estates, who also owned Blakeley and Claymont Court. The property remains in the Funkhouser family and is known as O'Sullivan Farms, after Funkhouser's principal venture, the O'Sullivan Corporation.

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