A Greenbrae couple has donated $2 million to preserve a historic Virginia home that was used by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation said the endowment from Janet and Alan Coleman will assure the preservation of the George Wythe House.
The brick house was constructed in 1755 on the west side of Palace Street. Wythe resided at the house until 1791.
The house accommodated Thomas Jefferson and his family in 1776 and also served as headquarters for George Washington just before the siege of Yorktown.
Wythe was a lawyer, legal scholar and teacher. He also was among the first Virginians to sign the Declaration of Independence.
"George Wythe was one of the most prominent leaders supporting independence for America," Alan Coleman said in a statement released by the foundation. "He stood in the very highest regard among his peers. His scholarship and leadership were of the highest order, and the history associated with his home reflects his stature, as well as his political and scholarly accomplishments."
The Colemans are members of Colonial Williamsburg's Goodwin Society and Life Members of the Raleigh Tavern Society, the foundation said. Alan Coleman is a business professor who has taught at Harvard, Stanford and Southern Methodist University; Janet Coleman is a former teacher.
The foundation operates and maintains the preserved 18th century site as an educational and tourist venue.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.