Mount Vernon Mansion replicas

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Virginia State Building (1893, demolished), World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.

Mount Vernon Mansion replicas are faithful copies 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.[1]

George Washington's Mount Vernon and architectural historian Lydia Mattice Brandt began a digital humanities project that collects information on Mount Vernon replicas. It crowd-sources information and locates Mount Vernon look-alikes on an interactive map.

Exposition buildings[edit]

Full-sized replicas of the Mount Vernon mansion were built for six international expositions:[2]


Other buildings[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Lydia Mattice Brandt, Re-living Mount Vernon: Replicas and Memories of America's Most Famous House (Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia, 2011).
  3. ^ Virginia State Building (1915), from San Francisco Public Library.
  4. ^ Sesquicentennial Reproduction of Mount Vernon (1926), from Philadelphia Architects and Buildings.
  5. ^ Vaucresson House, Ile-de-France, from Christie's International Real Estate.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Colonial Village, Century of Progress, from Postcardy.
  8. ^ Mount Vernon, from Allie Beth Allman & Associates.
  9. ^ Rainier Chapter House, from Daughters of the American Revolution.
  10. ^ Washington Hall, from American Village.