House by WrightThe Pope-Leighey House, an example of Frank...

Travel Notes

June 16, 1996

House by Wright

The Pope-Leighey House, an example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Houses and the only publicly accessible house designed by the famous architect in the metropolitan Washington area, reopened earlier this month. Owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the house has undergone an extensive restoration. Relocated for structural reasons, the house now has new electrical, plumbing and masonry work. It is on the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation, at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Virginia Route 235 south, in Mount Vernon, Va., just three miles from George Washington's Mount Vernon estate and 10 miles south of Alexandria. The house is open daily from 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and students. Call (703) 780-4000.

Travel raffle

If you like to travel and would like to help a nonprofit organization, this is your opportunity. The Maryland chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is selling raffle tickets to raise money for research to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic intestinal diseases affecting 2 million Americans, including 200,000 children. The CCFA Great-Get-Away grand prize is a Jamaica vacation for two at the Braco Village Resort, including round-trip airfare and $500. Other prizes include a five-night cruise for two to Canada, including round-trip airfare and $400 and a four-night stay for two at Houston's JW Marriott Hotel, with round-trip airfare and $300. Tickets are $5 each or $25 for a book of six. All proceeds benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Drawing takes place July 5. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (410) 435-3300.

Pub Date: 6/16/96

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