Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tracy Strunk,

Laurel Hill House

Laurel Hill House

The Department of Planning and Development contracted with Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects and Frazier Associates to conduct an architectural and historical assessment of the Laurel Hill House. This assessment includes recommendations for preservation or interpretive history of the house. A committee of staff and citizens was established to provide recommendations and feedback during this assessment. The final report was received in June 2008 and can be viewed below.

The Laurel Hill House is located within the Adaptive Reuse Area of the former Lorton Prison site, to the south of the ballfield. The late-18th century house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the larger site. It was the home of Major William Lindsay, who served in the Virginia Militia during the American Revolution. In the early 1900s the house was part of the Lorton Prison site, and served as home to the Superintendent of the prison.

Laurel Hill House Historic Structure Report

Title Page, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents and Executive Summary


Development History

Treatment Recommendations

Recommendations for Further Study




Comments Received on Preliminary Treatment Options

Fairfax County Park Authority comments

Committee Member comments          


Laurel Hill House Gardens Cultural Landscape Report

In 2009, the Fairfax County Park Authority prepared a Cultural Landscape Report for the Laurel Hill House Gardens, located adjacent to the Laurel Hill House.


Laurel Hill House Condition Assessment and Treatment Options (September 2011)

The Department of Planning and Development contracted with Frazier Associates to prepare an assessment of the current condition of the Laurel Hill House and provide recommendations for treatment.

Laurel Hill House Condition Assessment and Treatment Options Report


Additional Resources

VDHR Comments on Final Report

Committee Members (updated 8/30/07)

Aerial photograph of the Adaptive Reuse site

Photos of the Laurel Hill House

Map and excerpts from National Register Nomination

The Lindsays of America: Chapter IX

Laurel Hill House Timeline

Laurel Hill House Final Presentation

Fairfax Virtual Assistant