This ravishing Greek Revival mansion dates back to 1842, though most of what you see today are Second Empire-style renovations completed in the 1890s. The name reflects the last owner, Alida Harper Fowlkes, who purchased the property in 1939, and willed it to the Society of the Cincinnati in 1985 (the society is an organization of men who are direct descendants of George Washington’s officers during the Revolution). All of the current furnishings were Alida’s, including the silver, china, and crystal. The chandeliers are originals, created around 1847, as is the Federal-style mahogany clock in the hallway, and the 1930 Persian rug and 1740 Queen Anne-style chair in the Front Double Parlor.
- Frommer's Staff