Locust Hill (Leesburg, Virginia)
Locust Hill is an early 19th-century Federal-style mansion north of Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. Locust Hill was the home of John Thomson Mason (15 March 1765–10 December 1824), a prominent American jurist and Attorney General of Maryland in 1806 and nephew of Founding Father of the United States George Mason.
Locust Hill is believed to have been built for John Thomson Mason, a nephew of George Mason of Gunston Hall and son of Thomson Mason of nearby Raspberry Plain. Although no definite date of construction has been determined, stylistically the house probably dates from the first quarter of the 19th century.
Locust Hill is a Federal-style Flemish-bond brick house situated on the first rise of the eastern slope of Catoctin Mountain. The residence features a brick water table, twelve-over-twelve double-sash windows, and fanlights over each of the formal entrances. Locust Hill's two-story front portico with stylized American order capitals served as the inaugural stand from Franklin D. Roosevelt's second presidential inauguration in 1937.
- Ann Mason Tutt (1807–1873), daughter of Charles Pendleton Tutt and Ann Mason Chichester, married Charles Bonnycastle at Locust Hill on 10 January 1826.
- Mary Barnes Tutt (1815–1898), daughter of Charles Pendleton Tutt and Ann Mason Chichester, married John Aris Throckmorton at Locust Hill on 14 March 1839.
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