Historic Structures

Rosewell Mansion Ruins, White Marsh Virginia

Date added: January 6, 2022 Categories: Virginia House Mansion

Begun by Mann Page about 1726 and the earliest and finest Georgian residence known to have been built in the English colonies. Rosewell marked a decisive turning point when the major design considerations in American architecture were changing from ones of simple function to those of pure form. The Palladian movement in vogue in Europe and England throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries found a patron in the wealthy planters and landowners of the Tidewater region, men whose idea of a proper social and cultural life was firmly rooted in the customs of the England they had left behind.

Rosewell Mansion Ruins, White Marsh Virginia VIEW FROM NORTH (front) (1937)
VIEW FROM NORTH (front) (1937)

Rosewell Mansion Ruins, White Marsh Virginia VIEW FROM NORTHWEST (1937)
VIEW FROM NORTHWEST (1937)

Rosewell Mansion Ruins, White Marsh Virginia VIEW FROM SOUTH (1937)
VIEW FROM SOUTH (1937)

Rosewell Mansion Ruins, White Marsh Virginia VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST AFTER FIRE (1939)
VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST AFTER FIRE (1939)

Rosewell Mansion Ruins, White Marsh Virginia VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST (1937)
VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST (1937)

Rosewell Mansion Ruins, White Marsh Virginia FRONT DOOR DETAIL (1934)
FRONT DOOR DETAIL (1934)