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Ben Venue
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Ben Venue in May, 2016
Location Northeast of Washington on VA 729, near Washington, Virginia
Area 73 acres (30 ha)
Built 1844 (1844)-1846
Built by Powers, James Leake
Part of Ben Venue Rural Historic District (ID15001042)
NRHP reference No. 79003075
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Added to NRHP December 28, 1979
Designated CP February 2, 2016
Ben Venue, row of slave cabins
Brick slave cabins belonging to the property

Ben Venue is a historic home and farm located near Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia. The main house was built between 1844 and 1846, and is a three-story, five bay, brick dwelling with a side gable roof and parapets. It features a one-story porch that covers the central three bays; it has four Doric order columns supporting a bracketed entablature. The property also includes three brick slave cabins, the original Fletcher homestead, kitchen, smokehouse, privy, and a formal garden.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

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