Plan, Piazza flooring, undated
Scope and Contents
The plan below, is supposed to represent
the Piaza [Piazza] – The black describes the Tile which
it is supposed remains uninjured - & the white
stone, which will be necessary to replace the Tile
that has been damaged by the Frost – If this
mode will answer and Knowles [John Knowles] -or Harry [Henry] Young
can be engaged – the work might be set about.
An indentured bricklayer and laborer, John Knowles worked at Mount Vernon from 1773 until 1784, as well as from 1786 until 1790. An indentured stonemason, Henry Young worked at Mount Vernon from 1774 until 1781, with an interruption in his services from 1776 until 1778.
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
- Architectural documents Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Piazza Subject Source: Local sources
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