Wealth From The Past – Manassas is buying historic Annaburg Manor and the land surrounding it for use as parkland. City officials say the mayor and city council have agreed to terms to buy the building and 3.65 acres from Prince William Hospital Corporation for $846,000.
“This purchase will provide parkland for city residents, an opportunity for an interested non-profit to restore Annaburg Manor and provide for the funds spent to be kept in the City of Manassas community,” Manassas officials said in a news release.
There is a 60-day due diligence period for Manassas to assess the physical condition of the site and building.
The land will become home to the city’s 16th park, and city officials plan to help establish a non-profit foundation for restoring the 35-room Annaburg Manor. The mansion was used a nursing home from the 1960s through 2007 by Prince William Hospital and later Novant Health UVA Health System’s Prince William Center.
The mansion was built by Robert Portner in 1862 and is one of the first homes ever equipped with mechanical air conditioning, something Portner invented.
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Manassas buys Annaburg Manor with aim to save the mansion