The Tuleyries is an ante-bellum estate near White Post, Virginia.[3]

The Tuleyries
The Tuleyries, March 1971
The Tuleyries is located in Northern Virginia
The Tuleyries
The Tuleyries is located in Virginia
The Tuleyries
The Tuleyries is located in the United States
The Tuleyries
Location1.5 mi. E of White Post off VA 628, White Post, Virginia
Coordinates39°4′16″N 78°4′26″W / 39.07111°N 78.07389°W / 39.07111; -78.07389
Area20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built1833 (1833)
Architectural styleFederal, Late Federal
NRHP reference No.72001388[1]
VLR No.021-0082
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 7, 1972
Designated VLRJuly 6, 1971[2]

History Edit

The complex was built around 1833 by Colonel Joseph Tuley, Jr. (1796–1860), a large slaveholder,[4] who made the name a pun on his name and the Tuileries Palace. The house is a late Federal style mansion with a domed entrance hall. The house was sold by the Tuley family to Colonel Upton Lawrence Boyce (1830–1907) in 1866.

In 1903 the property was acquired by Graham Furber Blandy (1868–1926), who hired Philadelphia architect Mantle Fielding (1865–1941) to restore and improve the mansion.[5] Two-thirds The Tuleyries – as part of The Estate of Graham Furber Blandy, Deceased – was bequeathed to the University of Virginia.

That land is now known as the Blandy Experimental Farm and The Virginia State Arboretum. The remaining property and house remained in the Blandy family.[6] As well as twenty acres of lawn and garden the property includes a further three hundred and eighty six acres of forest and farm.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

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  • Baker, "Nellie" Browne (née Ellen Fauntleroy Browne; 1882–1975) (entry) (1930) [1929]. Christian, Frances Archer (née Frances Williamson Archer; 1864–1968); Massie, Susanne Williams (née Susanne Coleman Williams; 1861–1952) (eds.). Entry → "The Tuleyries" in Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia. Richmond: J.W. Fergusson & Sons. p. 170 – via Internet Archive (Marygrove College).{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) LCCN 30-13228; OCLC 9800024 (all editions).
    "The Tuleyries". Homes and Gardens in Old Virginia (revision of the 1929 1st ed.). Richmond: Garden Club of Virginia. 1953. pp. 517–519. Retrieved August 25, 2022 – via HathiTrust (UC Davis)  . LCCN 53-11461; OCLC 1658741 (all editions).
The author was the wife of Orme Wilson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Haiti under Franklin D. Roosevelt. She was also a sister-in-law of Graham Furber Blandy

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