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Ben Venue
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
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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
Significant dates
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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