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Cedar Lawn
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""Cedar Lawn is located in West Virginia
Cedar Lawn
""Cedar Lawn is located in the US
Cedar Lawn
Location "Charles Town, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°17′6″N 77°55′22″W / 39.28500°N 77.92278°W / 39.28500; -77.92278"Coordinates: 39°17′6″N 77°55′22″W / 39.28500°N 77.92278°W / 39.28500; -77.92278
Built 1825
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP December 4, 1974

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.[2]

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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  1. ^ "National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". "National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Ted McGee (April 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Cedar Lawn" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2013-02-03. 

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