Author: N. Scholet

Sulgrave Manor England

The CDA and its chapters made major contributions to the restoration of Sulgrave Manor, ancestral home of the Washington family.

Kenmore – Fredericksburg, VA

Kenmore is the only surviving structure from the Kenmore plantation in Fredericksburg, Va. It was the home of Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, the sister of George Washington. The CDA contributed the furnishings in the upstairs guest bedroom, where Gen. Lafayette was known to have

Abingdon Episcopal Church – White Marsh, VA

The Abingdon Episcopal Church was built from plans drawn by Sir Christopher Wren. Chapter I – Baltimore contributed to the restoration of the church (founded 1668) in 1898 as one of its first historic preservation projects.

The Ephriam McDowell House – Danville, KY

The late 18th century McDowell House and Apothecary is a National Historic Landmark and the former home of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the “father of abdominal surgery.” Chapter IX – Lexington, KY, furnished a bedroom in the house and continues to support the museum.

Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church – Wilmington, DE

Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Chapter I-Baltimore, Chapter II – Philadelphia, and the Society made a major contribution to the restoration, including pews and the original brick and stone aisle. (Reference: Colonial Churches, A Series of Sketches in the Original Colony of Virginia, 1897, Southern

Pohick Church – Fairfax County, VA

Pohick Church, Fairfax County, Va. (1772) Built from plans drawn by George Washington. Contributions to the restoration, including the pulpit, stair, sounding board, and reredos. CDA Archives

The Letters to Washington

Letters to Washington and Accompanying Papers, in five volumes, was published in 1906 through the generosity of The Colonial Dames and its chapters. Chapter II- Philadelphia presented a set of the books to the Library at Valley Forge.

Hampton Mansion – Towson, MD

Hampton Mansion, Towson, Md.  The property on which Hampton was constructed was originally part of the Northampton land grant given to Col. Henry Darnall