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Civil War Sesquicentennial
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Tuscan Villa

500-502 Wolfe Street

 

History

This large private residence was confiscated for use as a branch of the Wolfe Street Hospital, for the First Division.

The Tuscan Villa had been built in the Italianate style that became popular in the U.S. in the earlier part of the 1800s. Although the 1911 Photographic History of the Civil War labels this building as the Friends’ Meeting House, the photograph appears to show the Tuscan Villa, with the Wolfe Street General Hospital (still standing) to its right. The Quaker Meeting House Hospital, a block away at 600 Wolfe St. was also associated with Wolfe Street Hospital.

 

Historic Image

Image:  TuscanVilla.png 

Caption: Although a 1911 volume labeled this as the Friend's Meeting-House, the image depicts the Tuscan Villa (left) and the Wolfe Street General Hospital.

  • Title: Friends’ Meeting-House, Capacity 100 (note, image is misidentified)
  • Image Source: The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes. Francis Trevelyan Miller, Editor in Chief, Volume Seven, Prisons and Hospitals. New York, The Review of Reviews Co., 1911, p. 234.
  • Image Date: 1861-1865.
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Rights Advisory: Out of Copyright
 

Quartermaster Map

No Quartermaster map available.

Location

500-502 Wolfe Street

Map: CWHospitalsMap.pdf with close-up box showing location of this hospital
 

The Site Today

Townhouses now stand on the site of the Tuscan Villa.

Image: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=500+Wolfe+Street,+Alexandria,+VA&hl=en&ll=38.801915,-77.045805&spn=0.000002,0.001261&sll=38.801245,-77.045722&layer=c&cbp=13,217.12,,0,-0.59&cbll=38.801388,-77.045716&hnear=500+Wolfe+St,+Alexandria,+Virginia+22314&t=m&z=19&panoid=EjOSddyPOUol-v2s696VvQ

 

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