:“The objects in sight, are the road ascending to the Dwelling, Stone wall & Thorn [[hedge]] on it inclosing the Garden, The Garden [[Gate]] at the [[Fountain]], [[Greenhouse|Green House]], '''Summer house''' a doom supported by 6 [[Pillar]]s, and bust of Washington crowning it—beyond that an [[Obelisk]]; the Hay barracks; Barn with the wind-mill on top of it to pump water for the stock, stables; Mantion-House, Wash-House and connecting [[piazza|Piaza]]; Carriage House; Spring House, [[bathhouse|Bath-House]] and cover of the [[icehouse|Ice-house]].” [Fig. 11]
 
 
*Warden, David Bailie, 1816, describing Analostan Island, seat of Gen. John Mason, Washington, DC (quoted in Phillips 1917: 49)<ref>Philip Lee Phillips, ''The Beginnings of Washington: As Described in Books, Maps, and Views'' (Washington, DC: The author, 1917), [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items/itemKey/QXZXNN8N view on Zotero].</ref>
 
:"ANNALOSTAN ISLAND
: . . . Annalostan Island is evidently of modern formation. . . The highest [[eminence]], on which the house stands, is fifty feet above the level of the river. The common tide rises to the height of three feet. I can never forget how de-lighted I was with my first visit to this island. The amiable ladies whom I had the pleasure to accompany, left their carriage at Georgetown, and we walked to the mansion-house under a delicious shade. The blossoms of the cherry, apple, and peach trees, of the hawthorn and aromatic [[shrub]]s, filled the air with their fragrance. . . The house, of a simple and neat form, is situated near that side of the island which commands a [[view]] of the Potomac, the President's House, Capitol, and other buildings. The garden, the sides of which are washed by the waters of the river, is ornamented with a variety of trees and [[shrub]]s, and, in the midst, there is a [[lawn]] covered with a beautiful verdure. The '''summer-house''' is shaded by oak and lin-den-trees, the coolness and tranquility of which invite to contemplation. The refresh-ing breezes of the Potomac, and the gentle murmuring of its waters against the rocks, the warbling of birds, and the mournful as-pect of the weeping-willows, inspire a thousand various sensations. What a delicious shade-
 
:"Ducere sol[l]icitae jucunda oblivia vitae"
 
:The [[view]] from this spot is delightful. It embraces the [[picturesque]] banks of the Po-tomac, a portion of the city, and an expanse of water, of which the bridge terminates the [[view]]. . . A few feet below the '''sum-mer-house''' the rocks afford the [[seat]]s, where those who are fond of fishing may indulge in this amusement. From the [[portico]] on the oppo-site [139] side of the house, Georgetown, Calorama, the beautiful [[seat]] of Joel Barlow, Esq. and the adjacent finely-wooded hills, appear a [[vista]]."
Image:1742.jpg|William and John Halfpenny, “A '''Summer House''' upon a Rock partly in the [[Chinese_manner|Chinese]] Taste,” in ''Rural Architecture in the Chinese Taste'' (1755), pl. 10.
 
Image:1711.jpg|William and John Halfpenny, "The Plan and Elivation of a [[Temple]], or '''Summer House''', on a [[Terrace|Tarras]], In the [[Chinese_manner|Chinese]] Taste," in ''Rural architecture in the [[Chinese_manner|Chinese]] taste'' (1755), pl. 44.
Image:0238.jpg|Christian Gottlieb Reuter, Map of Bethabara, 1766. [trans.] “37, A '''Summer-house''' in the Johanna.”
Image:0928.jpg|Charles Saunders, ''The survey of a tract of Land in Cambridge. And a perspective delineation of the '''Summer house''' theron'', Mathematical Thesis, 1802.
 
Image:0928_detail.jpg|Charles Saunders, ''The survey of a tract of Land in Cambridge. And a perspective delineation of the '''Summer house''' theron'', [detail] Mathematical Thesis, 1802.
Image:0009.jpg|[[Charles Willson Peale]], Letter to Angelica Peale describing his garden at [[Belfield]], November 22, 1815.
 
Image:0009_detail2.jpg|[[Charles Willson Peale]], Letter to Angelica Peale describing his garden at [[Belfield]] [detail], November 22, 1815.
Image:0722.jpg|Anonymous, “Barrell Farm,” Pleasant Hill, 1817. “'''Summer House'''” is marked in the middle of the plan.
Image:1104.jpg|Anonymous, “Ladies’ '''Summer House'''. [[Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane]],” in Thomas Kirkbride, ''Reports of the [[Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane]]'' (1851), frontispiece of “Report for 1849.”
 
Image:2297.jpg|Matthew Vassar, ''Plan of Springside'', 1851. "'''Summer-house''' (12)."
Image:0940.jpg|Anonymous, “Kiosques or '''Summer Houses''',” in [[A. J. Downing]], ed., ''Horticulturist'' 7, no. 7 (July 1852): pl. opp. 296.
Image:0965.jpg|Samuel McIntire, '''Summerhouse''' at the Derby Mansion, c. 1798.
Image:0029.jpg|Michele Felice Cornè, ''Ezekiel Hersey Derby Farm'', c. 1800. Summerhouse is located on the far left side sited on hillside. Image:0044.jpg|[[Charles Willson Peale]], ''[[View]] of the garden at [[Belfield]]'', 1816.
Image:00440044_detail4.jpg|[[Charles Willson Peale]], ''[[View]] of the garden at [[Belfield]]'', [detail] 1816.
Image:1051.jpg|Daniel Wadsworth, “Monte Video, Approach to the House,” in Benjamin Silliman, ''Remarks Made on a Short Tour between Hartford and Quebec, in the Autumn of 1819'' (1824), pl. opp. 16.

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