This Week’s Historic House Puzzle ~ A Bedroom at Mount Vernon.
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Historic preservation in the US started with the homes of early leaders. One of the earliest restorations in America was Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. The iconic house stands as a monument to the man who led our forces in the Revolutionary War and served as our first president. It is also now recognized as a monument to the enslaved people who were the foundation of Washington’s wealth and success. Mount Vernon was built and paid for by the labor of these Americans.
The Mount Vernon Ladies Association was formed to save and preserve the house, purchasing it in 1858. Following the Civil War, restoration of the house began and has never stopped as research and new conservation techniques improve the accuracy of the interpretation. Although none of us will ever own a house of this significance, the lessons learned in its restoration can be applied to our own efforts.
“Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” includes information on the methods and materials used in restoring major landmarks, historic tax credit rehabs, and private home restorations, showing a range of options to solve issues in your house.
Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.
Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors. Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!
© Scott t. Hanson 2023.
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