Dwayne & Maryanne did a tremendous job marketing and selling our home in Prince William County. We interviewed many real estate agents realizing that selling our Manassas area home in the Lake Jackson community had some challenges. It was an older lake front home with property that required considerable maintenance but they remained confident that they could find buyers to present a reasonable offer.
There were rumors of our home having a history related to Cold War spying activity. Before we made our selection which agent we would hire to sell our home, Dwayne did a considerable amount of research and found enough information to write an article involving the beauty, mystery, and intrigue about our home. Dwayne & Maryanne had told us they thought the key to finding qualified buyers serious about purchasing our home was to use this information to have the Washington Post feature it as the… Continue reading
Prince William County parks and museums are worth your time if walking Civil War battlefields and visualizing the struggle between opposing forces seems like time well spent. Besides museums, the links below will lead to find information and photographs of historic sites, water parks, community pools, community recreation centers, sports complexes, camp sites, and bird watching.
Americans in Wartime Museum (Dale City)
Freedom Museum (Manassas Airport)
Haymarket Museum (Town of Haymarket)
Manassas Museum (City of Manassas)
National Museum of the Marine Corps (Triangle)
Mill House Museum (Occoquan)
Weems-Botts Museum (Dumfries)
Other historic sites include: Bel Air House (Dale City), Ben Lomond House… Continue reading
The following story relates to a water front luxury home overlooking Lake Jackson outside of Manassas in Prince William County. Alvictus was built by State Department official Victor Purse. It’s past includes becoming a Cold War safe house of the Central Intelligence Agency to hide Russian spies defecting to the United States, and it’s guest list includes Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy, the 64th United States Attorney General (1961-1964).
This article is a look at the history of 8351 Purse Drive Manassas, Virginia. It is now 11625 Purse Drive. It also discusses the backgrounds of past owners.
The following story is from the Thursday, May 30, 1963 edition of the Journal Messenger. The title of the article is Contemporary Home at Lake Grew from Tiny Log Cabin. The article delivers the following information about Alvictus after an interview with Victor and Alice Purse.
“Mr. and Mrs. Victor Purse, in… Continue reading