National Geographic : 1953 Nov
© National Geographic Society 652 Blossoms and Greenery Frame Mount Vernon as the General Knew It All roads of the 500-acre estate lead to the Potomac-side mansion. George Washington's many service out buildings, now restored, make this a villagelike scene. Kitchen (right) and office flank the home. Gardener's house, storehouse, spinning house, icehouse, and museum follow the curving path. The big greenhouse faces the garden. Headquarters of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which maintains the shrine, stands at extreme left.