Madeira School, Main Building

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8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102




cupola Cupola


Submitted by Chloe Post. “Main” building serves several functions for the school. During the school year, the upper two levels serve as a dormitory for our girls, and year-round the lower two levels house administrative offices. The building is reminiscent in composition and massing of Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia, with a Mount Vernon-inspired cupola.

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Published by the University of Virginia Press in 2016, First in the Homes of His Countrymen chronicles Mount Vernon’s role in historic preservation and popular American culture since George Washington’s death in 1799. Diving deep into America’s obsession with the building, Lydia Mattice Brandt explains how and why people copy Washington’s home more often than any other historic place in the United States and reveals the astonishingly wide range of interpretations of this singular mansion.

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