Mount Vernon Mansion replicas
Mount Vernon Mansion replicas are replica buildings or buildings inspired by Mount Vernon, the mansion of U.S. President George Washington in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Such buildings usually feature Mount Vernon's iconic piazza but might also copy its cupola, distinct dimensions, red-white-and-green color scheme, asymmetrical window distribution, or three-part organization.
Full-sized replicas of the Mount Vernon mansion were built for six international expositions:
- 1893 - Virginia State Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. Demolished.
- 1915 - Virginia State Building, Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, California. Demolished.
- 1926 - Young Women's Christian Association Building, Sesquicentennial Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Magaziner, Eberhard & Harris, architects. Demolished.
- 1931 - United States Building, Exposition Coloniale, Paris, Charles K. Bryant, architect. Relocated to Vaucresson, France.
- 1932 - New York George Washington Bicentennial Commission Building, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City, Charles K. Bryant, architect. Demolished.
- 1933 - Colonial Village, Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, Charles K. Bryant, architect. Relocated to Beverly Shores, Indiana and later demolished.
- "Bushfield" (c.1760), Westmoreland County, Virginia. The Mount Vernon-inspired cupola and 2-story portico were added c.1910. Architect Waddy Butler Wood restored the house in 1916.
- "Oak Hill" (1790), Annandale, Virginia. The Mount Vernon-inspired 2-story portico was added c.1940.
- "Hill-Stead" (1901), Alfred Atmore Pope residence, Farmington, Connecticut, Theodate Pope Riddle and McKim, Mead and White, architects. Now Hill-Stead Museum.
- "Mount Vernon" (1930), H. L. Hunt residence, 4009 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, Texas.
"Oak Hill" (1790), Annandale, Virginia.
- Little Mount Vernon - Built in 1937 in Eutawville, South Carolina for Mr. George Weatherford and his wife, Mrs. Emma Cross Weatherford. Later, their daughter, Carolyn, was married on the North front lawn. The wedding is remembered as one of the biggest celebrations the town of Eutawville has ever seen. Little Mount Vernon was abandoned in the late 1990's and sustained damage over the years due to weather and vandalism. The house was purchased in March 2018 and repairs are currently underway. The new local owners hope to restore this Mount Vernon inspired home to its former glory and open it as a venue where couples can host their own version of Carolyn's wedding celebration for years to come.
- Rainier Chapter House (1920–25), Daughters of the American Revolution, 800 East Roy Street, Seattle, Washington, Daniel Riggs Huntington, architect.
- Washington's Birthday Celebration Association Building, 1819 East Hillside Road, Laredo, Texas.
- Mount Vernon Office (1987), Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
- Washington Hall (1999), American Village, 3727 AL-119, Montevallo, Alabama.
- George Washington Inn (2008), 939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, Washington.
- Brandt, Lydia (2016). First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. ISBN 9780813939254.
- Lydia Mattice Brandt, Re-living Mount Vernon: Replicas and Memories of America's Most Famous House (Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia, 2011).
- Virginia State Building (1915), from San Francisco Public Library.
- Sesquicentennial Reproduction of Mount Vernon (1926), from Philadelphia Architects and Buildings.
- Vaucresson House, Ile-de-France, from Christie's International Real Estate.
- Official handbook of the replica of Mount Vernon, erected in Prospect Park, Brooklyn by the City of New York Commission for the George Washington Bicentennial, 1732-1932. from WorldCat.
- Colonial Village, Century of Progress, from Postcardy.
- Mount Vernon, from Allie Beth Allman & Associates.
- Rainier Chapter House, from Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Washington Hall, from American Village.
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