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Mount Vernon is Everywhere!
2,142 views • August 25, 2022
Mount Vernon is the most replicated building in America. You'll find its trademark piazza, cupola, and other distinctive architectural features on everything from funeral homes to world's fair pavilions. But how did Americans become so interested in copying it? This short presentation by Lydia Mattice Brandt, Ph.D., will offer a history of the replication of Mount Vernon's famous architecture and explain the roots of this national obsession in George Washington's own aspirations for his iconic plantation house. Peruse known examples: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/research-library/is-that-mount-vernon/