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James Monroe Law Office

Monroe Law Office
Location 908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Built 1786
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
Part of Fredericksburg Historic District (#71001053)
NRHP Reference # 66000917
VLR # 111-0066
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 13, 1966[1]
Designated NHL November 13, 1966[2]
Designated CP September 22, 1971
Designated VLR September 9, 1969[3]

The James Monroe Law Office located in Fredericksburg, Virginia was used for that purpose from 1786 to 1789. James Monroe would later become the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825).

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.[2][4]

The building is now the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, which is owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and operated by the University of Mary Washington. The museum features original objects and memorabilia related to James Monroe, and includes several items relating to other members of his family, including dresses worn by First Lady Elizabeth Monroe.

The outside includes a memorial garden to James Monroe, which features a bust of him sculpted by Margaret French Cresson, daughter of Daniel Chester French.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "James Monroe Law Office". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Stephen Lissandrello (February 25, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: James Monroe Law Office" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, from 1965 and 1966 PDF (32 KB)

External links

  • James Monroe Law Office Museum and Library - official site
  • James Monroe Law Office Museum and Library - history
  • Photos
  • "Life Portrait of James Monroe", broadcast from James Monroe Memorial Museum from C-SPAN's American Presidents: Life Portraits

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