Built in 1905, Anderson House was a winter residence for diplomat Larz Anderson and his wife, Isabel, until Larz, a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, died in 1937. The next year, Isabel donated the home to the lineage-based group, founded in 1783 by Continental and French officers who fought in the Revolutionary War. A mural fictionalizes the society’s founding with George Washington, its first president general, and Marquis de Lafayette, center left. Larz Anderson’s grandfather Lt. Col. Richard Clough Anderson, with brown hair, was a founding member.
Benjamin C. Tankersley
FOR THE WASHINGTON POST