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Tayloe, John (fl. 1801)

Tayloe, John (fl. 1801)
Historical Note
John Tayloe of Mout. Airy. Mount Airy, near Warsaw in Richmond County, Virginia, is a mid-Georgian plantation house, the first built in the manner of a neo-Palladian villa; it was built in 1758-62 for Colonel John Tayloe, perhaps the richest Virginia planter of his generation. The five-bay main block is connected by quadrant passageways to matching outbuildings that enclose a forecourt. The architect responsible is thought to be John Ariss, a notable professional architect in colonial Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: [url=http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John Tayloe]http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John Tayloe[/url]


27 july 2007

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Fairfax Harrison Papers, 1736-1945