Robert E. Lee home in Arlington damaged by quake

Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Photo: National Park Service

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A 200-year-old house in Arlington that housed Robert E. Lee and his family before the Civil War has suffered minor damage from the August earthquake.

Matt Henderson, acting site manager of the Arlington House, says a rear wall suffered minor separation from the house and there was a significant amount of plaster damage.

Henderson says the back hallway and upstairs have been closed to visitors since the earthquake.

Henderson tells The Washington Post that there is no estimate on the cost of repairs or how long repairs will take.

A major restoration project was already under way at the memorial in Arlington National Cemetery when the quake struck.

The memorial is managed by the National Park Service.