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Swannanoa Palace Open House

  • Swannanoa Palace 497 Swannanoa Lane Afton, VA, 22920 United States (map)

Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate in Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome.

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