“No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this,” wrote George Washington of his beloved home Mount Vernon. The land had been in the Washington family since George’s great-grandfather immigrated to Virginia from England. From the time Mount Vernon became his home in 1754 until his death in 1799, George Washington continued to improve and expand his mansion residence for the comfort of his family and to reinforce his status within genteel Virginia society.
Today Mount Vernon still honors the man who was “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
A vividly colored glazed tile with raised detail of Mount Vernon’s west front. It is cork backed and measures 6” x 6”.