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Principle Gallery is a unique and captivating venue perfect for parties, workshops, seminars, wedding receptions or ceremonies, corporate events, and much more. The gallery is housed in the historic residence of George Gilpin (1740-1813). Gilpin was the collector of customs, a member of the Fairfax Committee of Safety, a soldier in the Revolutionary troops with George Washington, and the husband of Martha Washington’s cousin. He built the home in the 1790s, slicing into the nearby cliff, Gilpin used the surrounding clay and stone for the foundation of the 208 King Street location. He would then use this building as a place for daily living and business matters. The Gilpin House still retains its architectural qualities and historic character from when Gilpin first built it.