Weems-Botts House by khawbecker

Weems-Botts House

Built during the 1750s, this house in Dumfries, Virginia, was owned by Parson Weems, George Washington's first biographer. Weems lived in the house and also operated a bookstore there. He sold the property to an attorney, Benjamin Botts, who used the property as his law office. Botts was one of the lead attorneys who defended Aaron Burr against treason and conspiracy charges. Botts perished in a tragic theater fire in Richmond in 1811. Many ghost stories are associated with this property.
Wow! That's a lot of history for one house!! Love the authentic shutters!
January 26th, 2014  
Beautiful shot Karen! There are lots of strong contrasting colors in it from opposite sides of the color wheel. How's the museum inside?
January 26th, 2014  
The shot from this angle offers a nice perspective of the entire home. Nice that you got the flag blowing out.
January 26th, 2014  
I totally agree with @deborahortiz ! I love the old flag and the snow looks great for a white house too.
January 27th, 2014  
@luvmynynix Laurie, I'm glad you like it. You'd love the Halloween tours in this place.
January 28th, 2014  
@davydo Thanks, Dave. The inside of the house is very interesting and a bit creepy too. A ghost hunting group set up various kinds of recording equipment in this house once and I got to participate in the study at the beginning of the night. They recorded a man's voice in an upstairs bedroom saying, "Get out!"
January 28th, 2014  
@deborahortiz Thanks, Debbie. I've had a surprising amount of experience this month with windblown flags. It's been so cold and windy here of late. I'm getting pretty good at anticipating the right moment to snap the photo.
January 28th, 2014  
@deniseindy Thank you, Denise. I appreciate your positive feedback.
January 28th, 2014  
You live in a wonderful area, and this photo, with it's old flag captures that era.
February 5th, 2014  
@carolyns Thanks, Carolyn. I'm glad you like it. It's funny how a cold wind can at least assist in making a flag flap in the wind very nicely.
February 6th, 2014  
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