Designated as a Military Cemetery on June 15, 1864
"With more than 300,000 people buried, Arlington National Cemetery has the second-largest number of people buried of any national cemetery in the United States. Arlington National Cemetery conducts approximately 6,400 burials each year. The largest of the 130 national cemeteries is the Calverton National Cemetery, on Long Island, near Riverhead, N.Y. That cemetery conducts more than 7,000 burials each year.
"The mansion, which was intended as a living memorial to George Washington, was owned and constructed by the first president's adopted grandson, George Washington Parke Custis... Custis hired George Hadfield, an English architect who came to Washington in 1785 to help construct the U.S. Capitol, to design his estate.The Greek Revival structure which Hadfield designed took Custis 16 years to complete.
"Arlington House (Custis-Lee Mansion) and the grounds in its immediate vicinity are administered by the National Park Service. " (http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/)
Keywords: United States, Virginia, Arlington, ceremonial and/or religious structures, landscapes (environment). Submitted by Goldie Ludovici.