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Mount Vernon Place
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Mount Vernon Place

Mount Vernon Place and Washington Place were officially laid out in 1831 by act of the Maryland legislature--and were so named in honor of Washington and his be...loved Virginia home. The "places" gave the Monument a dignified setting, and expanded the original 200 x 200 foot square setting John Eager Howard donated for the Monument. "Mount Vernon Place" over time began to refer to the whole park area, and gave rise to the neighborhood name of Mount Vernon (Plat: Maryland Historical Society)

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