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News: The GCA Joins Campaign to Preserve Washington’s View


June 26, 2018

In the face of threats to the viewshed of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, The Garden Club of America has joined a coalition supporting Mount Vernon’s campaign to preserve George Washington’s view.

The Mount Vernon Ladies Association, which owns and oversees this historic property, held a press conference earlier today announcing opposition to plans by Dominion Energy to build a natural gas compressor station immediately across the Potomac River.

The Association announced the GCA’s participation in the campaign along with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Cultural Landscape Foundation and others.

In 2010, the GCA awarded its national Historic Preservation Medal to the Association for its visionary leadership in historic preservation.     

On June 26, the National Trust for Historic Preservation officially named Mount Vernon’s viewshed as one of the eleven Most Endangered Historic Places for 2018.



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