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The home was grown into a four-story, 50 room Colonial Revival mansion from its nine room Federal style 1802 footprint by successful Wall Street financier and philanthropist Thomas Fortune Ryan.The massive 4,800-acre estate was once home to as many as 300 workers and as such, had a community spring up around it with structures like the large stone dairy complex, a private railroad station, a chapel, and two schools.
The house was well preserved (maybe unknowingly), by owners in the late 1800s who paneled over the original walls.Visitors today will hear four centuries’ worth of history about the site, and be treated to a tour of the aforementioned restored home of Jacob Faulcon and his family. Robert Russa Moton retired from his position as President of the Tuskegee Institute, he settled at Holly Knoll in Gloucester, welcoming dignitaries and other thought leaders. The property served host for the creation of the United Negro College Fund, and today is home to the Gloucester Institute, an organization continuing Dr.Moton’s legacy of free thinking and problem solving.If you completed last year’s list of historic sites for history buffs, we have a brand new (bigger!) list for you to conquer this year, and we’ve even included a map below! Chatham Manor is a grand 1771 Georgian mansion, a magnet for guests like George Washington, Robert E. Upon the Civil War movement into the area in the spring of 1862, however, the home became the headquarters of Union General Irvin Mc Dowell,to whom President Abraham Lincoln paid a visit that same spring.