(Notice that the writer of this article couldn’t help but include that the buyer had sued over a government program that gave unfair business advantages to “people of color.” The inference being that the buyer of a Confederate General’s home must also be racially motivated for doing so… – DD)Support Free Southern Media: Like, Share, Re-Tweet, Re-Post, Subscribe. There’s a lot more to see at our main page, Dixie Drudge! #FreeDixie
The Confederate general lived in the house on Oronoco Street until he left for West Point.
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, in Old Town Alexandria, was sold earlier this month — at a loss.
The Potts-Fitzhugh House, at 601 and 607 Oronoco Street, sold for $4.2 million. The Washington Business Journal said that’s about $700,000 less than its assessed value, $1.8 million less than the listed price and a half-million dollars less than the sellers bought it for in 2020.
The buyer is David Jochum, the Washington Business Journal said. He’s the president of Tridentis LLC, a government contractor that sued Alexandria in January, claiming that a grant program to support businesses owned by Black, Indigenous people, and people of color was racially discriminatory against white people.
Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares filed a brief in support of the suit, and the city shut down the program in February.
The house comprises more than 8,000 square feet and has…Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home in Alexandria Sells for $4.2 Million