Mansion

New Room

New Room

Washington's New Room is the largest and most ornate of the rooms found within the Mount Vernon mansion.

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Bedchamber

In 1774, George Washington began the construction of a private wing of the Mount Vernon mansion to provide?

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Cupola Tower

The precise construction date of the cupola tower on the Mount Vernon mansion is unknown.

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Downstairs Bedroom

The Downstairs Bedroom served as a bedchamber as early as 1759 and continued to be as such throughout?

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Early Views of Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon was one of the most famous buildings in North America in the decades both during and after?

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Exterior Architectural Details

Mount Vernon was one of the most famous buildings in North America in the decades both during and after?

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Front Parlor

The Front Parlor dates from the earliest floor plans of Mount Vernon and George Washington's renovations?

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Garret Bedchamber

The story of the garret chamber began in 1757 when George Washington was serving in the west. Simultaneously?

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George Washington's Study

George Washington initiated construction of a south addition to Mount Vernon in the spring of 1774. Intended?

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Interior Architectural Details

1. Central Passage Cornice2. Central Passage Doorway Broken Pediments3. Central Passage East Doorway4?

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Kitchen

The first kitchen at Mount Vernon was one of four outbuildings (along with the dairy, storehouse, and?

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New Room

Washington's New Room is the largest and most ornate of the rooms found within the Mount Vernon mansion.

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Palladian Window

The Palladian (also called Venetian) window on the north elevation of Mount Vernon is one of the house's most distinctive features. The window illuminates the large dining room (known as the new room) planned by George Washington as part of his second wave of renovations to the house. Begun in 1774, craftsmen did not complete the room until 1787.

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Rustication

Rustication is a manner of treating the exterior of a wooden building to make it appear as if it is made of stone.

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The Little Parlor

During George Washington's final redecorating campaign at Mount Vernon, the space that underwent the?

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Washington and Architecture

George Washington played a central role in designing the Mansion, outbuildings, and surrounding landscape at Mount Vernon.

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