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* Anonymous. Anonymous. 1848. ''American Farmer'' 4, 53.
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*Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1840, quoting an early visitor's description of Mount Vernon, plantation of George Washington, Fairfax County, Va. ([1840] 1971: 263)
:On either front is an ample lawn with shade trees, grass plots, parterres, shrubbery, and flowers, whose effect upon the senses impart an interest to the view, warm the mind into admiration, and give assurance, that a chastened taste and artistic skill had presided while these were being fashioned into form. . . . These improvements were made by the present proprietor’s ancestors, in the beginning of the present century, but are still in a state of the most perfect preservation.
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:At the extremity of these extensive [[alleys]] and [[pleasure-grounds]], ornamented with fruit-trees and shrubbery, and clothed in perennial verdure, stands two hothouses, and as many [[green-houses]], situated in the sunniest part of the garden, and shielded from the northern winds by a long range of wooden buildings for
 
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the accommodation of servants.
* Anonymous. 1848. ''American Farmer'' 4, 53.
 
:The main building is 68 by about 50 feet, with an elegant Portico on its northern [front], and a Piaza [sic], running its entire length, on its southern front, each constructed with due regard to classic and architectural propriety.
 
 
 
* Warden, David Bailie. 1816. ''A Chronographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia''. Paris: Printed and sold by Smith, 156.<ref name="Warden_1816">Warden, David Bailie. 1816. ''A Chronographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia''. Paris: Printed and sold by Smith. [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items#items/itemKey/QF8TXC8D/q/warden?&_suid=134255350723809304007961461508 View on Zotero]</ref>
 
:The establishment of George Calvert, Esq. at Bladensburg, attracts attention. His mansion, consisting of two stories, seventy feet in length, and thirty-six in breadth, is admirably adapted to the American climate. On each side there is a large portico, which shelters from the sun, rain, or snow.
 
 
 
  
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vernon
Official website: http://www.mountvernon.org/
National Historic Landmarks Program: http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=636&ResourceType=Building

Alternate Names: Little Hunting Creek Plantation

Site Dates:

Site Owner(s): George Washington

Site Designer(s): George Washington

Location:
Alexandria, VA
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Associated Sites:

Associated Terms: Ancient Style, Arcade, Avenue, Botanic garden, Bowling green, Clump, Deer park, Drive, Eminence, Flower garden, Fountain, French style, Greenhouse, Grove, Ha-Ha/Sunk fence, Hedge, Kitchen garden, Labyrinth, Lawn, Mound/Mount, Nursery, Orchard, Piazza/Veranda/Porch/Portico, Picturesque, Plantation, Plot/Plat, Pot, Quarter, Shrubbery, Square, Sundial, View/Vista, Wall, Wilderness, Wood/Woods


Associated Texts

Johnson, Gerald W. Mount Vernon: The Story of a Shrine. New York: Random House, 1953.

Norton, John D., and Susanne A. Schrage-Norton. “The Upper Garden at Mount Vernon Estate-Its Past, Present, and Future: A Reflection on 18th Century Gardening. Phase II: The Complete Report”. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Library, 1985.

Pogue, Dennis J. “Archaeological Investigations at the ‘Vineyard Inclosure’ (44Fx763/4) Mount Vernon Plantation, Mount Vernon, Virginia”. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Archaeology Department, File Report 3, 1992.

———. “Mount Vernon: Transformation of an Eighteenth-Century Plantation System.” In Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake, edited by Barbara J. Little and Paul A. Shackel. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

Riley, John P. The Icehouses and Their Operations at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, Va.: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, 1989


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Bibliography

  • Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1840, quoting an early visitor's description of Mount Vernon, plantation of George Washington, Fairfax County, Va. ([1840] 1971: 263)
At the extremity of these extensive alleys and pleasure-grounds, ornamented with fruit-trees and shrubbery, and clothed in perennial verdure, stands two hothouses, and as many green-houses, situated in the sunniest part of the garden, and shielded from the northern winds by a long range of wooden buildings for

the accommodation of servants.

Notes

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