National Geographic : 1953 Jun
© National Gcograplhic Society 791 EIktachronm bi National Gteographi I'Photographers obert i 4'.Si sson. J|H E. Fletlchr. air Donal rt liitn Berkeley, Ancestral Home of Two Presidents, Opens Its Gate to Garden Week Visitors A member of Virginia's distinguished Harrison family built Berkeley in 1726. William Henry Harrison, our ninth President, was born in the Georgian-style mansion. His grandson, Ohio-born Benjamin Harrison, became the 23d President. Among their ancestors at Berkeley were an attorney general of colonial Virginia and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Malcolm Jamieson, the present owner, has carefully restored house and grounds. Berkeley, open daily throughout the year, stands above the James River near Charles City, Virginia. Boxwood lines the path leading to a landward door. The sign invites visitors to a luncheon at near-by Westover Church.