Cupola Roof Restore: Part One

1:09 Published April 14, 2015

Onee of the most recognizable features of Mount Vernon is the iconic red roof of the Mansion. For more than 150 years, visitors from around the world have identified the home of Washington by this bold and eye-catching roof. Since the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association took ownership of the estate in 1860, one of the challenges has been efficiently and cost effectively maintaining this iconic piece of American history. After decades of research and testing of a variety of materials and paints, a solution has been found! With your help, the Mansion roof will be repaired, scraped of the existing paint, and a new, more effective paint will be applied adding critical protection to this most precious historic landmark.

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