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==Images==
 
==Images==
 
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Image:0069.jpg|[[Samuel Vaughan]], ''Plan of the buildings and grounds of Mount Vernon'', 1787. Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Mount Vernon, VA.
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Image:0048.jpg|[[John Nancarrow]], ''Plan of the Seat of John Penn, jun'r: Esqr: in Blockley Township and County of Philadelphia'' (c. 1784). Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Image:0087.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], "View of Mount Vernon to the North," 1796. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.
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Image:0315.jpg|[[William Russell Birch]], Solitude in Pennsylva. belonging to Mr. Penn (1808).
Image:0088.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], "View to the North from the Lawn at Mount Vernon," 1796. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.
 
Image:0089.jpg|[[Benjamin Henry Latrobe]], "View of Mount Vernon looking towards the South West," 1796. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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)<ref name="Willis_1840">Willis, Nathaniel Parker. [1840] 1971. ''American Scenery, or Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature''. Reprint, Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society. [https://www.zotero.org/groups/54737/items#items/itemKey/T5CMW67U/q/willis?&_suid=133892594394005294656192564449 view on Zotero]</ref>
 
: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.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 20:06, August 14, 2012

Official website: http://solitudehouse.org/

Site Dates: 1784

Site Owner(s): John Penn

Site Designer(s): Robert Adam

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