Laurel Hill House Study (2008)
The Department of Planning and Zoning 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
- VDHR Comments on Final Report
- Committee Members (updated 8/30/07)
- Aerial photograph of Laurel Hill House site (2006)
- 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 (Chapter IX excerpted from Margaret Isabella Lindsay's The Lindsays of America: a geneaolgical narrative and family record beginning with the family of the earliest settler in the mother state, Virginia, and including an appendix all the Lindsays of America, 1889, J. Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY). The entire book can be viewed through the Fairfax County Library's HeritageQuest Online database.
- Laurel Hill House Presentation 10/30/07 given by Frazier Associates and Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects (includes findings and preliminary treatment options)
- Laurel Hill House Timeline (prepared by Frazier Associates for 10/30/07 meeting)
- Laurel Hill House Final Presentation 1/22/08 given by Frazier Associates and Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects (Treatment Options, Preliminary Cost Estimates)
Comments Received on Preliminary Treatment Options
Meetings and Materials
January 22, 2008: Meeting of Laurel Hill House Committee with Frazier Associates, 7:00 p.m., at the Laurel Hill Community Association Clubhouse, 8380 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, Virginia 22079
October 30, 2007: Meeting of Laurel Hill House Committee with Frazier Associates, 7:00 p.m., at the Laurel Hill Community Association Clubhouse, 8380 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton, Virginia 22079 (Tour at 5:00 p.m.--meet at Laurel Hill House)
- Agenda (prepared by Frazier Associates-includes outline of findings and treatment options)
- October 30, 2007 Meeting Notes
August 23, 2007: Meeting of the Laurel Hill House Committee with Frazier Associates, 9:00 am, 8515 Silverbrook Road
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 Zoning contracted with Frazier Associates to prepare an assessment of the current condition of the Laurel Hill House and provide recommendations for treatment.